The October 23, 2006 issue of US News & World report sports some fine Randall Enos. The work is a real standout for the magazine, lately. Since the departure of former art director, Rob Covey ( went to Discovery), US News has been steadily dropping illustration as a mainstay of it's content. Hal Mayforth, long-time USN reliable has been missed for some time now, with Barry Blitt seemingly the sole survivor of the illustration crack-down. It's common for many issues of USN to pass by without a single feature illustration, which is sad for a magazine that formerly used illustrators to great effect. I think part of that may be caused by the loss of Covey, who honestly loved illustration and illustrators. He hung framed originals in his office.
All rights preserved in formaldehyde by Randall Enos...
The Enos work makes the issue come alive and takes what would be a fairly droll article on a slowdown in investing to giddy heights of fun. Hey, that's the job, right? Randall seems to do a bit more, though. After several issues with no featured art, his drawings seem like a wake-up call, chiming in and saying "Hey! Illustration rocks!"
Enos websiteEnos at Drawger
Randy has been around longer than nearly any of us Drawgerites and his work still has the power to knock us out. Still fresh, original and powerful. Bravo, Enos!
David GothardOctober 18, 2006
An Enos on the page might even get me to read this article. We all benefit from Randall's work out there, front and center. And to top it off.....he is one hell of a sweet guy. I Miss his presence around here.
Hal MayforthOctober 18, 2006
It's great to see Randy getting some substantial ink in USN. For a while there, It seems as though Joe was the only illustrator in the magazine. My 14 year run ended last year when the writer whose column I illustrated was let go. I licked my wounds for several weeks and despaired over how I was going to replace the income, but with the help of an understanding family and loving pets, I am now over it.
Robert ZimmermanOctober 18, 2006
I have a terrible confession to make. When writing the above article, I typed the name Barry Blitt and meant to type the name Joe Ciardiello. I have no idea what type of mental defect this reveals, but it is most likely very severe... sigh. I could edit it, but I think it's better just to leave it there as a reminder that I need to get more fresh air.