CGC Announces In-House Private Signing with Comic Book Artist Bart Sears

Posted on 9/12/2022

The CGC Signature Series team will be hosting comic book artist Bart Sears!

CGC is delighted to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive In-House Private Signing with comic book artist, Bart Sears! Sears has been drawing comics for over three decades, working for DC, Marvel, Valiant, CrossGen, Image, Dark Horse Comics and a number of independent publishers. In addition to signing, he will be offering Remarques for purchase. See pricing and details below.

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A few of the many titles Sears has worked on include Valiant’s XO Manowar and Turok, Marvel’s Captain America and Falcon and Blade, and DC’s Justice League Europe and Legends of the Dark Knight. He’s well known for his cult classic art tutorial column Brutes and Babes in Wizard Magazine, which inspired a generation of artists.

Sears has recently spawned a new series of how-to-draw books called Drawing Powerful Heroes. He is also the creative force behind Ominous Press, telling relentless, powerful, compelling tales of heroes, creating stories like Dread Gods and Demi-God, as well as writing and drawing Giantkillers. He also works extensively in the toy and gaming industry, designing C.O.P.S., G.I. JOE and WWF boys toys for Hasbro and X-Men figures for Toybiz, and works in video games, producing concept art for multiple titles.

“The Signature Series team and I are thrilled to have Bart Sears join us for this exclusive Private Signing,” said Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “He’s an exceptional talent with a diverse resume. He’s worked in the comic industry, taught at The Kubert School and designed toys! We’re really looking forward to having him.”

For this exclusive signing, ALL CGC members, including free CGC members, can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Friday, November 11, 2022. 

If the In-House Private Signing needs to be rescheduled, CGC will securely store all submissions in its vault until the event can be rescheduled. 

After Sears signs the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an estimated turnaround time of six weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the turnaround time is estimated at eight weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners. 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for Bart Sears is $60 per item and includes: 

  • Bart Sears’ signature 
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading 
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)  
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label  

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Bart Sears Remarque is $110 per item and includes:

  • Bart Sears’ illustrated Remarque. Submitters may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Bart Sears’ signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

Submission Instructions 

For this CGC Private Signing, you can ship submissions directly to CGC with a FREE membership. Paid memberships are also available and include additional benefits. For more information and to join, visit

To submit books for the signing: 

  • Log onto your account or sign up for an account HERE.
  • Click Submit in the CGC website navigation and select Submission Forms
  • Next to Comics / Magazines, select Online Form.
  • Select Comic or Magazine from the drop-down menu, then select Private Signing and one of the following from the dropdown menu section:
  • Under Services, select Grading and, if you would like it, Pressing. Then hit Next in the top right section of the form.
  • Enter the information requested for your comic, and make sure to check the box next to BART SEARS under Private Signing Details.
  • On the next screen, you can add one of CGC’s custom Marvel labels to your submission for qualifying books.
  • Select Add to Cart, and then repeat if there are additional books in your submission. If there are no additional books in your submission, click on the cart icon and proceed to checkout.
  • Note: If you want to submit magazines, please group them together on their own private signing form separate from comic submissions. The same rule applies for any custom labels. Please group them together on their own private signing form separate from non-custom labels. To see the available labels, click HERE.
  • Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted. You can purchase window bags HERE.
  • Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books, can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder for an additional $5 fee.
  • Carefully package books in a box for shipment. If you need a CGC shipping kit, they can be purchased HERE.
  • IMPORTANT: Please write BS on all sides of the outside of the box. You must initial outside of the box or we will not be able to honor the submission for this signing. 
  • Books will be received into the CGC system when they arrive and will be safely stored by CGC until the event. (Please note: Payments are processed as they normally are at the time of the collectibles’ arrival at CGC.)
  • Once books are signed, they will start an expedited CGC grading process. 


All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, November 11, 2022, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, November 11, 2022.

*No Multi-Sigs included with other signings.

**If you submit a CGC-graded collectible that needs to be removed from its original holder by CGC, the collectible will need to go through the certification and encapsulation process again, and there is no guarantee that it will receive the same grade.


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