"Studio Floor Encounter with Vegans 2" (2002)

"Studio Floor Encounter with Vegans 2," 2002
Graphite and acrylic on canvas, 31 x 31 1/4 inches
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas

"Torpedoboy is the protagonist, and we are taken step by step through his adventure. I’d been drawing Torpedoboy for several years and his face was kind of nondescript. Then, it was as if all of sudden things came into focus. I was suddenly okay with letting people know who Torpedoboy actually was. He looks like me, he is me."
- Trenton Doyle Hancock