I just answered the post on another thread about what Conan looked like, about his height and build, etc.. I mentioned this there too but I wanted to post a post specifically about whether or not he was hairy or not since no one ever hardly mentions it.
Many of us erroneously picture him as some huge, smoothly muscled Frazetta type. But he was actually a very hairy man. Many of us overlook REHs description of Conan in one story as having a massive, hairy chest. Here is the quote, an excerpt from my file of Howard's descriptions:
Ch. III; "The Cliffs Reel":
1. "Wrenching away the bow and an arrow he staggered toward the opening of the pavilion. So formidable was his appearance, naked but for short leather breeks and sleeveless shirt, open to reveal his great, hairy chest, with his huge limbs and his blue eyes blazing under his tangled black mane,........".
Just thought I would post on the subject of his being a hair man as I have not seen it discussed before. Figured someone might find it interesting.
well sought out on that piece of info.. I hadnt noticed that one before.. what story's that from?
As to the hairy chest I recal one of our members here drawing Conan with a hairy chest and it getting mentioned there, an image I hant really considered before seeing that..