"It's Art, Dad," is the collaborative work of two Texas natives, Enrique Barrios and Thomas Busch. They met at 14 when they were both involved in a volunteer service called "Comida Para Vida," El Paso's version of "Food, Not Bombs."
The two reconnected in the Bay Area post High School and Art School days, and joined forces in 2008 to work together on some pieces Tommy had been writing for a few years. Tommy's film background and ever lasting romance with comics, informs his story telling approach. The graphic and illustrative skills Enrique refined at the ol' Art Center, help bring their art to life.
Their work pays homage to their youth and the scars left by growing pains, love, heartbreak, friends with drinking problems, and obscure desert landscapes. Traveling between El Paso and the Bay Area, their stories range from the very personal to the wildly abstract, and ever present dark humor as their wooden stagecoach.