The Legacy of Reverend James Randolph Denton

Ornithological Quadruped: American Badger Swallow

An illustrated lecture by Beauvais Lyons, Director of the Hokes Archives
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Presented by the Hollow Earth Society

“The Legacy of Reverend James Randolph Denton” presents the theological scholarship of the founder of The Association for Creative Zoology, a nearly century-old organization advocating for creation science. The Association was present in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925 during the trial of John Scopes, a high school science teacher charged with teaching evolution in violation of a recently enacted state law.

The lecture will include Reverend Denton’s writings and publications, many of which are part of the Hokes Archives. These include Rare Zoological Specimens, a large lithographic book that depicts animals which support Denton’s claim that God uses collage techniques, or “zoomorphic juncture” to create new animals. He cites the Duck-Billed Platypus as a living example of this principle. The presentation will also include taxidermy and fossil evidence in support of Denton’s claims.

Reverend James Randolph Denton

Beauvais Lyons is a Chancellor’s Professor and teaches art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For more information on the Hokes Archives, see the website at:


pinball-lizard-coloredSUSPICIOUS ZOOLOGY Book Launch!
With creators Wythe Marschall, Stephen Aubrey, Ethan Gould, and Grace Baxter
Special guest David Greenwood
Date: Friday, October 7
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: FREE – The book itself costs $8, and we very much appreciate our supporters!
Presented by the Hollow Earth Society

Please join the Hollow Earth Society to celebrate the release of their latest book, a comic-sized full-color exploration of animal-kind.

Licensed from our Australian cable television partners over at EnviroChan, Suspicious Zoology: Pet Gazette No. 1 (Uncommon “Friends”) is a wild—and possibly totally spurious—exploration of the animal kingdom!

Take a wild ride through the exciting (and often dangerous!) world of animals with this very special catalogue of uncommon “friends”—(sort of) written by TV’s own Sebastian “Bass” Knobloch, host of EnviroChan’s hit show, Whoooa there, don’t pick ‘er up by that, she looks—OH, YEAH—RADICAL ANIMALS!!

This event will feature readings from the book, puppets, original art, bad Australian adventuring accents, and lots of wine.

The animals detailed in SZ #1 (Uncommon “Friends”) include:

  • The Rollerbeest
  • The Hollermite
  • The Yam Whale
  • The Soft Sell Crab
  • The Daxovore
  • The Pinball Lizard
  • The Mangonel Ant
  • The Dusk Girdle
  • The Elephance

About the creators:

Stephen Aubrey (editor, co-author) is a writer, editor, dramaturg and recovering medievalist currently living in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in Publishing Genius, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from Brooklyn College where he received the Himan Brown Prize and the Ross Feld Writing Award. He is currently an instructor of English at Brooklyn College.

Grace Baxter (artist, designer) is a painter, scenic artist, and jewelry designer. You can see her latest, steampunk-influenced creations at

Ethan Gould (illustrator, co-author) is an artist and writer in Brooklyn, NY whose work in drawing, focuses on experiencing the occluded and the unknown. A graduate of the University of Rochester, he has lived and studied in Florence, Italy. As a co-founder of the Hollow Earth Society with Wythe Marschall, he is also a co-recipient of the 2012 Elsewhere residency and a curator for the Observatory.

Wythe Marschall (author, designer) is a writer and a lecturer for the English department of Brooklyn College. Wythe’s stories and essays have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and elsewhere. With artist Ethan Gould, Wythe is the co-founder of the Hollow Earth Society and an artist-curator for Observatory. The Society’s first book is Suspicious Anatomy, currently available online ( and at fine bookstores in New York City.

A Terrier... From the Future!

A Terrier... From the Future!