THE OFFICIAL DEALER McDOPE DEALING GAME - game and rules, copyright 1971 by T. Elton Snatchit Jr., inventor and game designer. Artwork and main character, Dealer McDope, copyright 1971 by Dave Sheridan.
Check out Ulysses McDope's portrait on the $100,000 bill. Now visit www.DoobieTown-USA.com and get a load of Sheridan mugging for the camera. Hmmm, remarkable similarity to Dealer McDope, eh? I might add that this man was not only one of my very best friends, but the greatest of the underground comix artists. I'll see ya soon, Dave - yeh, we'll git hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiighhhh!
Dave Sheridan of Cleveland, Ohio. Served with the U.S. Army in Ethiopia. Moved to California and created the character Dealer McDope in his famous "Mothers Oats" comix. It was our mutual friend, Gilbert Shelton, who told me to contact this great artist from Ohio named Dave Sheridan. I 'd just arrived in Berkeley and was shopping my international drug smuggling game one morning at Rip Off Press in San Francisco, hoping that Gilbert would agree to collaborate with me on the project. Gilbert informed me he'd just sold a game to Playboy called Feds 'n Heads, but perhaps Sheridan might want to work with me since he had a great character named Dealer McDope. The rest is history - two guys from the shores of Lake Erie with the same sense of humor and equally stoneable on an hourly basis. It was a fantastic arrival to the Bay Area for yours truly. Working with Dave was an honor and a pleasure always. He left this plane of existence much too soon and everyone who was fortunate enough to know him, remembers him with great admiration and affection. Saludos, compadre.
By the way, the entire tale of my adventurous crossing of the USA from spliffed-out Park Drive in Boston to the hashish laden foothills of Aptos, California, while I invented and designed this game in 1970 is documented in my new novel of short stories, Snatchit's Dirty Shorts. This particular tale is entitled "On the Road with Dealer McDope". Read an excerpt at www.Doobietown-USA.com - it will be released in March 2009 and podcast chapters will be forthcoming (of course they're free).
T. Elton Snatchit Jr.