• April 11, 2021

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Jose Rico – Beyond the Barrio: Tweety Bird, Ofelia and

In the Southern California town of La Puente, my sister Gloria shared a home with her good friend Ofelia. One summer in July I visited my sister and upon arrival, I immediately noticed Ofelia’s collection of Tweety Bird figurines all over the kitchen and living room. Tiny plastic Tweetys, porcelain Tweetys…so many of them “decorated” […]Read More

Back to the Barrio: A Look Back at Life in

My parents grew up in the Juarez neighborhood known as La Chaveña. The youngest of five, I was the only one born on this side, in El Paso’s St Joseph Medical Clinic. My siblings all gave their first cries in our grandparents house on the street called La Cinco de Febrero. We made the move […]Read More

El Barrio del Diablo: FastForward to the Music – My

December 1969: A couple months had gone by since the Steppenwolf concert and I wondered what band would be next to rock the county cow barn. As I inked my drawings one evening with the local FM rock station on in the background, I flipped in delight when a radio spot announced the Iron Butterfly […]Read More