Here’s a feel-good story about artists helping a colleague in need. First, the bad news: after recent medical problems and no health insurance, artist Rick Cortes is having to deal with huge medical bills. Now the good news: members of the HELLBOY comic message boards have stepped up to the plate and are holding an original art auction to help Rick pay off his medical bills. A stunning piece by HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola has already brought in over $5000. Hats off to Mike Mignola, Drew Struzan, Ronnie del Carmen, David Petersen, Cameron Stewart and everybody else who has generously donated their artwork to this cause and also to Ron Boyd who came up with the idea for the auction. And here’s wishing a speedy recovery to Rick. He’s a fine artist as well as a longtime supporter of the BLAST, and it’s heartwarming to see the online community helping him out. You can bid on the artwork benefitting Rick HERE and also read an article about the auction at Comic Book Resources.