Sunday, 24 October 2010

Esoterica? Oh yes.

Original artwork by Laurence Ranger
Hubby Laurence, being an esoteric artist, has been a long-time follower of Robert Ansell - who is obviously immortal because he looks younger now than he did 30 years ago. Hell, that's alchemy for you. And he's still only twelve.

Ansell's extraordinary Fulgur Press produces exquisitely bound, limited edition books containing words from wondrous minds and artwork by, or inspired by Austin Osman Spare, Michael Bertiaux, Steffi Grant, Andrew Chumbley, Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule and Barry William Hale, amongst others.

We came across news of Fulgur at the 2010 Esoteric Book Conference at Ouroboros Press' blog - The Serpent Bites Its Tail - and wished we could have gone along.

Laurence, a printmaker by desire, was particularly taken with an older post from March 2010 showing the print process for Tabula Lunarium. "Sniff it", he said. "I'm there."

Laurence's own artwork will be online soon.


  1. You've got a very talented husband, Lily. I know where to come when I want to turn a story of mine into a graphic novel/novella. (The story is Feeder.

    My Friday Prediction is up.....late as usual. :-)

  2. Cheers David, he loves a bit of twist - and twist and twist again.

    Just poppin' over to have a look at your entry - ooh-er!

  3. Gorgeous art (in a sick twisted fashion). Yuor husband is talented. Looking forward to his site. Is that ink? I love ink and pencil drawings, its so personal.

  4. Hi Jodi. Yes, that one's pen and ink - one of his preferred mediums. He's currently working on a series of twelve pencil drawings - sneaky peek of "No. 1 Beginning" at

    His site should be up by the end of the year.

  5. Your hubby is very talented. The picture you've shown really draws you in and makes you look from different angles. Can't wait to see his website!

  6. That's top work. Looking forward to following his site.

  7. Thanks everyone. I'll pass on your kind comments.


Lily Childs is a writer of horror, esoteric, mystery and chilling fiction.

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