Browny comes to terms with being comic book nerd
RADIO announcer Paul 'Browny' Brown has a tattooed arm dedicated to cartoon characters, and more than 100 comic books.
And it doesn't look like he is going to grow out of this obsession.
The 28-year-old said Marvel - the company that publishes comic books about superheroes, including Spiderman, Ironman and Wolverine - had played a big part in his life, and continued to do so.
"I used to watch the cartoons, collect cards and play video games as a kid," he said.
"Growing up, I used to play-fight with my brother and we were always a certain character. I was Wolverine."
In his late teens, Browny started collecting and reading comics from cover to cover.
"At one point I grew chops on my face to look like Wolverine," he said, laughing.
"I spent $7000 on a sleeve tattoo of different characters. It is a masterpiece."
It took him four years to dream up the large tattoo on his arm and it still isn't finished yet.
Browny displays his beloved comic books at a shrine in his house, and it includes some comics that haven't been removed from their packets.
"It gains momentum every year," he said. "By the time I am 80 they will all still be in pristine condition.
"I will pass them on to my kids one day.
"As I'm telling you this I am coming to terms with the fact that I am a nerd."
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