Paul Kirchner tells the story behind his Dope Rider
which ran in High Times
. Dope Rider
first appeared for three episodes in Harpoon/Apple Pie
(November 1974 - May 1975), followed by seven occasional episodes in High Times
(August/September 1975 - May 1986). All images here are © Paul Kirchner.
Kirchner's The Bus
was serialized in Heavy Metal
in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with a Ballantine Books collection in 1987. Now the French publisher Editions Tanibis revs up the surreal vehicle for another Bus
tour. For slide show, go here
. Tanibis says, "Our new edition will include some previously unpublished strips and illustrations, a postscript by Paul Kirchner and a new cover." Both French and English editions arrive next month.
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