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Bart Sears

Bart Whitman Sears (born 1963) is an American artist and author, originally from Syracuse, New York.

Bart Sears
Born Bart Whitman Sears
(1963-12-17) December 17, 1963 (age 53)
Ithaca, New York, United States
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Publisher
Pseudonym(s) Wittman
Notable works
Justice League Europe
Ominous Press
X-O Manowar
Wizard's Brutes & Babes Tutorials

Over the years, Sears has been active in multiple industries, including: Comics (Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Valiant Comics), toys, and computer games. Sears’ work has been featured in comics for every major and many independent publishers. This includes runs on Justice League Europe,[1] Legends of the Dark Knight, X-O Manowar, Turok, Violator and The Helm (#1 pick in the Young Adult Library Services Association (YASLA), a division of the American Library Association- Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens 2010).

In addition to comic art, Sears has worked as a designer of action figures and packaging, most notably for Hasbro on the C.O.P.S., G.I. Joe, and World Wrestling Federation toy lines and on many of the early X-Men action figures for ToyBiz.

Sears ran his own comic company briefly in 1994, called Ominous Press, which published three creator owned titles. In 2000, he joined CrossGen as an artist, and was later promoted to act as one of the company's art directors. After the collapse of CrossGen, Sears returned to work at Marvel on books like Captain America and the Falcon, Sabretooth: Open Season and Weapon X: Days of Future Now, before returning to DC to work on a relaunch of Warlord. Most recently, Sears worked in-house for Heatwave Interactive (2008–2010) creating concept art and story for several properties, as well as developing in-game assets for multiple games across various platforms. After this, he launched Ominous Studios, Inc, through which he created and directed the production of concept art and assets for game developers and studios.

Sears has also taught at The Kubert School and is the author of the monthly series Brutes and Babes that was featured in early issues of Wizard Magazine, as well as the how-to book Drawing Powerful Comics: Volume One.

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  1. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Spinning out of the pages of Justice League International, an offshoot of the Justice League set up camp in Paris. Written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis with art by Bart Sears 

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