In addition to launching The Gumbo Gang, a transmedia experience aimed at fighting childhood obesity, Joanna and John Darling Haynes produce award-winning documentaries, television and motion picture projects.

John Darling HaynesThe team founded Wish Picture Shows and Planet Pigskin Worldwide while also partnering in a fine art career showing John’s work in galleries around the country. The Haynes’ have infused John’s whimsical painting style and use of bold color into The Gumbo Gang project to inspire the creative style, look and feel of the project.

John and Joanna reside in St. Gabriel, Louisiana with their two boys, Blue and Jackson, pet chickens and three canine daughters Allie, Sugar and Beignet. Allie was the inspiration behind The Gumbo Gang’s hero dog Tee-Gumbo and the Matriarch dog in the Haynes’ golden retriever kennel Sugar Farms.

For more information on The Gumbo Gang, please contact John Darling Haynes!