Prolific Comic Book Artist Bart Sears Joins the CGC In-House Private Signing Lineup

Posted on 10/13/2020

CGC is thrilled to announce that comic book artist Bart Sears is joining the ever-growing CGC In-House Private Signing lineup. Sears is best known for his incredible cover art and penciling done for publishers DC Comics, Marvel, Valiant and beyond! Some of those titles include DC Comics’ Justice League Europe, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight , The Spectre and C.O.P.S.; Marvel’s Silver Surfer, Midnight Sons, Blade,Peter Parker Spider-Man and Spider-Woman; and Valiant’s X-O Manowar and Turok.

Beyond comic books, you can find Sears creative influence within several action figures and packaging designs for toys like Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, C.O.P.S., World Wrestling Federation and many early X-Men figurines. Sears also worked on several covers for Wizard Magazine and was the author of Wizard’s Brutes & Babes drawing tutorials. In addition to Sears signature, fans can also request a Remarque for an additional fee. (See below for pricing details)

“The one thing about the comic book world is you never run out of great talent!” exclaimed Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “Week after week, we love bringing in new artists and writers to sign books for fans, and we’re so happy to have Bart join us! He’s worked on several great titles, so it will be awesome to see what is sent in for his signing.”

For this exclusive event, ALL CGC members — that includes free CGC members — can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Monday, November 30, 2020.

If the CGC 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 expedited turnaround time of only three weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the expedited turnaround time will be six 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 Sear’s signature
  • Expedited turnaround time of three weeks for CGC grading
  • Expedited turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with CGC’s iconic yellow Signature Series label

The fee for a Bart Sears Remarque is $100 per item and includes:

  • Bart Sears’ illustrated Remarque (submitter can request image drawn)
  • Bart Sears’ signature
  • Encapsulation with CGC’s iconic yellow Signature Series label
  • Expedited turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS press)

Submission Instructions

For this CGC In-House Private Signing event, 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 into 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 BART SEARS, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; from the dropdown menu in that 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.
  • 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 .
  • Please write BS on all sides of the box.
  • Books will be received into CGC’s 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 Monday, November 30, 2020, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Monday, November 30, 2020.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC In-House Private Signings.

*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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