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  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    Monday Dec 22 2014

    Hope you all received your shirts at this time so that you can surprise your loved ones. Aldora and I will be taking this week off to take a little...

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  • RULER OF THE WORLD PAINTING

    Thursday Dec 18 2014

    I was commissioned to create this painting based off a paragraph of info from a customer. It was a really fun project, I usually am asked to reproduce a photo,...

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  • PHOENIX DRIVE

    Tuesday Dec 16 2014

    Something I was thinking about when driving to Phoenix this weekend: When I used to have a full time job back in 2008, I would work from 8am to 5pm...

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  • DOPPELGĂ„NGER

    Monday Dec 15 2014

    While driving to Arizona for Fanfest this weekend we stopped by this little town to get gas we encountered the palm tree versions of us.

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  • WHITNEY PEYTON

    Thursday Dec 11 2014

    Check out rapper Whitney Peyton. She is currently on tour with Blood on the Dance Floor until the end of next week (US tour dates below). She has been, and...

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  • PHOTOS AT WORK

    Wednesday Dec 10 2014

    Our newest labels.I finally had time to label all our inventory (Only took me two and a half months, not too bad).

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  • DECEMBER CONS

    Monday Dec 08 2014

    This weekend we'll be at the Phoenix Fanfest in Glendale, Arizona. We'll be featuring a couple new designs that are yet to be released on our website for another 4-5...

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  • WARNER BROS TOUR

    Sunday Dec 07 2014

    A few weeks ago we went on the Warner Bros VIP tour. It's a 2.5 hour tour through the back lots and sound stages of Warner Bros studios. If you're...

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  • BLACK WIDOW

    Saturday Dec 06 2014

    I worked on this design for a long time before deciding to go with this final artwork. We knew we wanted a black widow character, I also knew I wanted...

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  • LASAGNA

    Saturday Dec 06 2014

    Today was a great resting day, until I realized how soon we are to needing to release our Sumner 2015 collection.  next season. So I worked on 3 almost completed...

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  • CL :: BADDEST FEMALE

    Wednesday Dec 03 2014

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  • RAINING

    Tuesday Dec 02 2014

    Since moving to California it's rained 3 times. It's a really nice change of pace as we just finished shipping out the last of the Nightmare Before Christmas shirts, and...

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  • NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS SUCCESS

    Monday Dec 01 2014

    Now that our exclusive November offer has ended I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who participated in getting our free Nightmare Before Xmas fanart shirts....

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  • EXCLUSIVE NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS FANART SHIRT

    Saturday Nov 22 2014

    [UPDATE: Dec. 1, 2014] This offer has ended. Thank you to all those of you who got one, two, and even all three of these designs!Only for NOVEMBER 2014: As...

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  • WORKING/PAINTING

    Friday Nov 21 2014

    Working on a new piece similar to the Cheshire Cat painting with my art director at my side making sure I don't take too many breaks.

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  • PANCAKES

    Thursday Nov 20 2014

    I was updating some of our older blog posts and realized I posted a lot more photos of Aldora's cooking in our earlier posts. I thought I should revisit that...

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  • INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

    Saturday Nov 15 2014

    If you're not yet following us on instagram you can always tag your photos with #akumuink when wearing our shirts. We will most likely repost them as you are a...

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  • TWIN PEAKS

    Saturday Nov 15 2014

    I've been listening to and loving the X-Files Files podcast as well as the Twilight Zone podcast. Both pods gave me a new found love of the tv shows as...

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  • 10 DAYS LEFT FOR FREE NIGHTMARES

    Saturday Nov 15 2014

    Hopefully by now you have treated yourself to our free Nightmare Before Xmas fanart shirts. If you haven't yet please note that you only have 10 days left to do...

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  • USPS 2014 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DATES

    Saturday Nov 15 2014

    Here are the cutoff days to make sure your order arrives in time for the holidays. If you place an order after these dates we will still ship out your...

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  • NIGHTMARE COSPLAY

    Friday Nov 14 2014

    This is amazing! Thanks to deathco666 all the way from Okinawa, Japan for these amazing photos. You both nailed all the details from our original designs :) Check out all...

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  • I LOVE YOU SEW MUCH

    Friday Nov 14 2014

    In this design Jack is literally making Sally smile. I think if you're a fan of Akumu Ink and Nightmare Before Christmas this shirt must be added to your collection....

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  • SWEET BUT DEADLY CLOSEUP

    Wednesday Nov 12 2014

    Here is a closeup of of our Sweet But Deadly Nightmare Before Xmas FREE fanart design. It was really fun working on these characters as they have been so deeply...

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  • KILLER SNOWMAN

    Tuesday Nov 04 2014

    Here's this month's newest design based off the postcard we sent out last year.

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  • Lonely Jack Closeup

    Tuesday Nov 04 2014

    Here is a closeup of Jack just dreaming about Xmas while looking at a broken snow globe. More details on how to get this shirt here.

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  • LARGEST GATHERING OF CATERINAS

    Monday Nov 03 2014

    Check out this article at LatinTimes.com about the largest gathering of Caterinas in one place. Hundreds of women showed up adorned in this beautiful makeup.

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  • NO ESCAPE

    Sunday Oct 26 2014

    So as we've been doing it for the last 6 years, we've released a new design each month. Starting now we've decided to release a design every two weeks. But...

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  • STILL HERE

    Friday Oct 24 2014

    Check out our season 4 model David Christopher's music video featuring Ryan Donaldson in their music video for "Still Here":

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  • WAREHOUSE FINDS

    Thursday Oct 23 2014

    The real fun thing about doing our own warehousing again is that we are now in full control of our stock. For the last few years we had to hope...

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  • CHESHIRE CAT PAINTING

    Wednesday Oct 22 2014

    A month or two ago I was commissioned to create this recreation of the Cheshire Cat from American McGee's Alice based on my Tonto sketch. The results were way beyond...

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  • IMPRACTICAL JOKERS

    Monday Oct 20 2014

    We met Q and Joe at this year's Comic Con totally by accident. I was refilling stock and would have completely missed them passing by, but Aldora spotted them and...

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  • SUNDAY MORNING

    Sunday Oct 19 2014

    Our first Sunday (day) off in over a month. Not working in the warehouse today, and not working a convention either. These days have become so rare since moving to...

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  • NEW YORK NIGHTMARE COLLECTORS

    Saturday Oct 18 2014

    nSo many people at New York Comic Con were wearing our shirts this year. Thanks to all those of you that did, it's such an amazing honor to see you...

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  • NYCC PHOTOS

    Thursday Oct 16 2014

    We had such a great time in New York last weekend! We were blown away at how fast the NYCC exclusive Michonne tshirt sold out. We had such a great...

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  • NYCC EXCLUSIVE :: CLOSEUP

    Sunday Oct 05 2014

    Here's a closer look at what the New York ComicCon exclusive tshirt looks like. It's got Michonne with her katana while chained to her zombie pets. For more details on...

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  • NYCC EXCLUSIVE

    Friday Oct 03 2014

    Buy 4 Akumu Ink tees at NYCC and get this limited edition fanart shirt for FREE! Of our favourite tv character: Michonne from The Walking Dead! (First come first served....

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  • AKUMU INK TOUR :: OCTOBER 2014

    Thursday Oct 02 2014

    Looking forward to attending this year's New York Comic Con in 1 week (October 9-12)! It's been a few years we've been going and it's one of our top 5...

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  • ATLANTA WEEKEND

    Wednesday Oct 01 2014

    We just spent the weekend at AWA in Atlanta. We're constantly blown away that we'll attend a completely new con to us and find Akumu Ink fans. This weekend we...

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  • AKUMU INK WAREHOUSE

    Saturday Sep 20 2014

    In moving to California we came with the intention of opening our first ever warehouse and office. We have been managing the whole process from Canada for the last few...

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  • MONTREAL COMICCON 2014

    Thursday Sep 18 2014

    It was great coming back to Montreal and seeing all of you wearing our shirts. There's a really big sense of pride coming back to your hometown and being greeted...

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  • VANCOUVER NIGHTMARE

    Wednesday Sep 10 2014

    My long time friend and once manager/supervisor (when I used to draw for a children's publication) was on vacation in Vancouver, and accidentally came across a store selling our tshirts....

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  • AJ LEE SPOTTED

    Tuesday Sep 09 2014

    AJ Lee was spotted at a WWE signing wearing our Nightmare in Oz tee.

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  • SALT LAKE

    Monday Sep 08 2014

    Utah, you blew us away this weekend with your love and excitement! So many of you let us know you followed us on instagram and facebook which is awesome :)...

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  • MIDNIGHT HOUR

    Monday Sep 01 2014

    I loved how this design turned out. I had tried a few different versions without any success. I came very close to cancelling it due to how much of a...

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  • LOOKING BACK

    Saturday Aug 30 2014

    This week has been so busy as we work on bettering Akumu Ink to add more functionality and allow ourselves to be more flexible with what the brand can offer....

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  • AKUMU INK TOUR :: SEPTEMBER 2014

    Wednesday Aug 27 2014

    We have been so busy since we got back from San Mateo 3 days ago. We are in a pivotal point with Akumu Ink once again. if you have been...

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  • WEAR IT TO DEATH!

    Wednesday Aug 20 2014

    Since our first order in 2008 (from our two-bedroom apartment) we have tagged our shirts with this simple slogan: "Wear it to Death!" Although our tags have changed from handmade...

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  • SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST (WINNERS)

    Friday Aug 15 2014

    We love seeing all the photos you come up with for our photo contests. Clever photos where you act out our designs easily become top contenders (just saying).Here are the...

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