Seeing the positive response created by my post containing James Montgomery Flagg’s “The Fencer” (or perhaps, as one commenter suggested, “Puss in Boots”) I thought it only fair to include an image of another, slightly different naked person with a sword for those who enjoy that sort of thing. I should hope that it will please those for whom “The Fencer” might not have been quite what they were looking for in a swordsman, as well as those of expansive tastes.

naked swordsman and dandy

The character is named Roger Hawke, and he was painted by Barb Rausch (1941-2001), appearing on the back cover of Wimmen’s Comix #16. Eat your heart out, Flagg!