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From hospital halls to KC Star cover and new Scribble Squad book, Scribe makes his mark

Children's Mercy artist-in-residence brings his signature look to projects throughout community

Scribe's art on KC Star cover

Local artist Donald “Scribe” Ross has no problem keeping busy. Here are just some of the places you can find him around town infusing creativity into our community:

  • As the artist-in-residence at Children's Mercy, his characters literally brighten the hospital's halls and patients' days. He's even traveled down to Mexico to create murals at a local hospital that works closely with Children's Mercy. One recent highlight was when he unveiled a new mural commemorating Big Slick hosts Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner reimagined as his characters. Click here to see the mural and the famous funnymen who inspired the work
  • His new book, The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West, features more than a hundred full-color illustrations and three best friends who fall into the world of their own epic painting.
  • Thursday morning, Scribe will be a guest on KCUR's Central Standard (10:30 a.m. on 89.3 FM), discussing his work at Children's Mercy and various other projects.  
  • As part of First Friday, Let's Get Ready to Rumpus integrates a comic book release and album release into one cohesive event Friday evening at Counterpoint, 1903 Wyandotte.
  • On Sept. 9, at Art For Arthritis, Scribe will be featured as one of 10 established mentors who partnered with young artists - each of which is living with juvenile arthritis - to create original artwork. 
  • And if you saw The Kansas City Star's Fall Arts Guide this weekend, you saw his work adorning the entire front cover!

You can keep track of all of his projects and enjoy sneak peeks of his new work throughout the hospital by following him on Facebook and Twitter. We're not sure how he finds time for everything, but we know that Children's Mercy and Kansas City are lucky to have him - and all of his charming characters - sparking smiles everywhere he goes!