Graffiti in a small California beach town! Amongst the punks, hippies and derelicts, follow Count and the USA crew in this autobiographical graphic novel documenting the early days of Hip Hop!

The anthology has arrived!

All 8 volumes compiled in this 360 page anthology. Along with photos and original art, get the entire 1985 series in it’s entirety in this ‘yearbook’ format. Comes complete with a suggested soundtrack.

Back Issues

Volume 8

This final volume in the series features the Santa Cruz of 1885. Count is a teenage sign painter finding himself up again a murderous cult.

Features an exclusive mix by David Kawananakoa.

Volume 7

It’s Christmas time, and the remnants of the defunct USA crew find time to get in their one last graffiti production before the year’s end. Will they finally discover mysterious identity of CAMO

Features an exclusive mix by Cesar B.

Volume 6

Halloween is here, and COUNT and the crew are up to more paint soaked adventures including checking out KURT’s new radio show and being abandoned in San Francisco.

Features an exclusive mix by Bubba G. Scotch.

Volume 5

Back to school, and with summer adventures over, will it also spell the end of the USA crew? DOM almost gets caught and forces ART over the edge.

Features an exclusive mix by Kazzeo.

Volume 4

Club Culture comes to an end, and the crew witness the end of an era. The crew also expands to include some new members that COUNT isn’t too enthusiastic about.

Features an exclusive mix by Bubba G. Scotch.

Volume 3

The crew ventures out to new haunts and COUNT gets sucker punched by someone he had considered a friend!

Features an exclusive mix by DJ Coolie B.

Volume 2

It’s the 4th of July and COUNT and RICO spend the holiday running into some rival’s who end up inviting them to paint. But should they trust them?

Features an exclusive mix by Kutmasta Kurt.

Volume 1

The first of the series finds COUNT and RICO getting chased in a near miss. And COUNT ends in the lock up in the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’.

Features an exclusive mix by Peanut Butter Wolf.

About

Nineteen Eighty Five documents the adventures of a young graffiti artist and his colleagues in a small beach town during the mid-eighties. Count is a 15 year old who is desperately trying to prove himself to his peers and foes alike, all the while keeping clear of the authorities. Starting as just a handful of friends, the group of graffiti artists soon grows into a small community.

This burgeoning subculture of art existed amidst a town full of 1960's holdovers, rednecks and punks whose response ranged from indifference to open hostility. A now defunct club called 'Club Culture' is one of the centerpieces of this story as it was home to a growing hip hop community dedicating weekends to Soul/Funk and open mic events, while keeping weekdays to punk rock.

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The Graff Map

Introducing the 1985 Graff Map. This enables you to see the actual locations, via Google Maps, from the 1985 Graphic Novel, as well as thumb through the graffiti on that particular wall, by year.

Ultimately, users will be able to contribute their own imagery, to locations, by year, in order to create a virtual space from that era.