The Wild Bunch

ESPN approached us looking for a unique twist on story-telling for their new "#NotPictured" docu-series. We gladly got to work whipping up a twisted visual story to help bring John Kruk's MLB memories to life.


Creating visual stories is what we do best - and this time it was fun doing it from the ball-field. Shout out to our talented Art Director, Lindsey Mayer-Beug, our lead-off hitter for these killer designs.

The Wild Style

Check out our character inspirations!  Mustaches and mullets for days as we strolled down memory lane. Damn we love the 90s.


“You don’t have to like the Phillies, baseball or even sports to appreciate the draftsmanship, character work and story-telling from Mixtape Club in this episode of ESPN’s #NotPictured docu-series featuring former MLB all-star John Kruk.”

-The Kruk’s of it: ESPN The Wild Bunch
Stash Media, October 2015

"ESPN approached us looking for a unique, entertaining twist on documentary storytelling; something that went beyond see-say," remarks Mixtape Club Partner/Executive Creative Director Chris Lenox Smith. "They brought some great illustration references to the table, which served as inspiration for the look."

-Mixtape Club Steps Up to the Plate for ESPN's Animated Short Narrated by John Kruk
Little Black Book, October 2015

“John Kruk takes an animated stroll down memory lane and looks back at the eccentric cast of characters who made the early-90s Phillies so special."
-Philadelphia's Wild Bunch
ESPN, October 2015


ESPN: #NotPictured John Kruk

Client ESPN Director Chris Lenox Smith Executive Producer Jesse Casey Producer Lauryn Siegel Storyboard Artist Mary Varn Art Director Lindsey Mayer-Beug Editor Mary Varn Technical Director Jesse Casey Animators Casey Drogin, Tavet Gillson, Jules Koetsch, Lindsey Mayer-Beug, Sean Moller, Adam Sacks, Mary Varn Music & Sound Mixtape Club Music