When I heard Danny Boy O’Connor, the founding member of the Hip-Hop group, House of Pain, was campaigning to renovate the Curtis house used in the 1983 movie ‘The Outsiders‘, I knew I had to find some way to help out.
The S.E. Hinton novel and Francis Ford Coppola film adaption was a huge influence on my life as a kid living in Oklahoma. My Dad’s 1957 Chevy Pickup was in the Admiral Twin scene and I went to church right next to the roadhouse in Catoosa where my favorite singer Tom Waits, as Buck Merrill, met Ponyboy and Johnny when they were on the run.
I hope to create more Outsiders illustrations in the future.
Please do what you can to help salvage this Oklahoma treasure by donating here.