Bart Whitman Sears is an American artist and author, originally from Syracuse, New York.
Over the years, Sears has been active multiple industries, including but not limited to: Comics (Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Valiant Comics, etc.), Toys, and Computer Games. He is also known for his informative educational series Brutes & Babes, a series of monthly lessons on the art of drawing comics.
Sears’ work has been featured in comics for every major imprint and many independent publishers. This includes runs on Justice League Europe, 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 the C.O.P.S., G.I. Joe, and World Wrestling Federation toy lines as well as many of the early X-Men Action Figures for ToyBiz.
Sears ran his own comic company briefly in 1994, called Ominous Press, in which three creator owned comics were produced. 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 IP 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.