South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Dave McDonald


SCAD Designations

SCAC Verified Teaching Artist



  • Visual Art

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Dave McDonald has built a career as a comics creator and teaching artist based on an award-winning background in television, theme park entertainment and puppetry.He served as head writer for the Scooby-Doo brand of live entertainment for Paramount Parks’ 5 North American theme parks and continues to provide writing services to U.S. & International theme park clients, museums and corporations.He is currently an accredited teaching artist and offers education-based programming to schools, museums and libraries through several state and local arts councils in North & South Carolina.McDonald presents to over 5,000 kids a year in schools with his “Kids Make Comics!” assembly programs and weeklong artist in residencies.He is also a featured kids cartooning instructor through his online “Kids Make Comics!” video series, which can be seen on the classroom reading and learning app, Epic! www.getepic.comand Youtube: