Walking The Line – A Graffiti Memoir






James Cochran, better known as Jimmy C, is an aerosol artist who played a key role in the development of the underground graffiti movement in Australia during the early 1990s. His work is now recognised around the world.

Walking the Line chronicles his beginnings as an illegal street artist in the late 1980s and early 90s in Adelaide, Australia.

He reflects on how he became obsessed with the underground subculture following the death of his mother in a car accident. Unable to connect with his distant, grieving father, he finds solace and camaraderie in the illicit act of painting in the night. 

As his skills develop, his home life crumbles, and the young artist tries to balance his aerosol ambitions with his desire to reconcile with his father. 

Walking the Line is an honest and compelling memoir, a moving insight into the mind of a young artist driven to succeed.


Publication date – March 2024

245 pages with 10 page colour inserts

Language – English

Dimensions – 22.8cm x 15cm

Price – £18 ($35 AUD)