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  • AKUMU INK TOUR :: AUGUST 2014

    Wednesday Jul 30 2014

    This weekend we'll be heading out to Wizard World San Antonio, TX and near the end of the month we'll be going back to Chicago for Wizard World. We look...

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  • SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON :: THE AFTERMATH

    Tuesday Jul 29 2014

    We attended comic-con this year and it was so great. It didn't feel very different from other cons we attend due to us being limited to working the exhibitor's room,...

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  • 5 YEARS AGO

    Sunday Jul 27 2014

    It's crazy to think that it's been 5 years since I quit my job to work on Akumu Ink fulltime. It feels like just yesterday and at the same time...

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  • MY BLEEDING HEART

    Thursday Jul 24 2014

    Adding a few variations for summer. Our Nightmare in Oz design got so much love as a tshirt and hoodie that we decided to bring it in as a women's...

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  • COMICCON EXCLUSIVE

    Wednesday Jul 16 2014

    In less than 1 week it will be time for the San Diego Comiccon! We are so nervous with excitement. We've done many cons in the past, but this is...

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  • ROOFTOP PHOTOS

    Friday Jul 11 2014

    Some great photos from our friend in France, Mr. Ollie Heart. He not only took these photos but he's the very talented tattoo artist who worked on this model's sleeve....

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  • OUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS

    Thursday Jul 10 2014

    There's 4 videos on our youtube page in which I animated our Akumu Ink characters. Something I'd like to introduce as our brand grows is having our characters be more...

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  • SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

    Wednesday Jul 09 2014

    This year we will be attending the San Diego Comiccon for the first time. We are so excited to be exhibiting finally. If you are planning on attending please let...

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  • ANIME EXPO

    Monday Jul 07 2014

    I wanted to express through facebook that we are so happy to still be around doing what we love. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth this weekend...

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  • PIN PACK

    Monday Jul 07 2014

    We came up with this idea the week before Anime Expo and wanted to see if it would be worth putting up on the website. People loved them so much...

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  • ATTACK ON TITAN

    Monday Jul 07 2014

    We recently watched 'Attack on Titan' on Netflix. I personally really liked the art style and animation. We kept seeing a lot of people cosplaying as these characters at the...

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  • NEW STICKERS

    Wednesday Jun 25 2014

    These little guys just arrived in the mail. These should start to go out with online orders as soon as our Play With Me stickers end, but you can be...

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  • SLING BAGS

    Tuesday Jun 17 2014

    Here are some updated photos of our sling bags. The photos on our website were mockups for the longest time, and I hadn't had a chance since moving to California...

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  • SALE

    Saturday Jun 14 2014

    We've rarely had any sales on our website in the past but we wanted to do a major clean out so that we can bring in a lot more new...

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  • SUMMON THE SPIRITS

    Friday Jun 13 2014

    Since the beginning of Akumu Ink certain characters have consistently come back into play again and again. One of them being The Gentleman. Originally appearing in The Investigation, later on...

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  • THE CLOSING ACT

    Thursday Jun 12 2014

    Here's a side-by-side comparison of our original The Drifter (left) design which was originally a black print on a red tshirt, next to the more animated revised version to the...

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  • MESSY DESK

    Tuesday Jun 10 2014

    I'm working on new designs this week in preparation for our Winter 2014 release. Got some weird and exciting designs I'm working on. This is my messy desk that I...

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  • WE'RE IN PHILLY IN JUNE

    Tuesday Jun 10 2014

    We'll be at Wizard World ComicCon in Philadelphia June 19-22. Come by, say hi to Aldora and me (Joey), and check out our new designs. Our tshirts are only $25...

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  • STITCH ME UP

    Tuesday Jun 10 2014

    Voodoo Seppuku is one of our oldest designs currently still available on our website. I can't even remember when I created it. But what I do know about that design...

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  • MARK RYDEN

    Sunday Jun 01 2014

    First off Mark Ryden has been a huge influence on my artwork since I first learned about him in 2002. So when I found out that he was having a...

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  • WE MOVED

    Sunday Jun 01 2014

    You probably already know our backstory by now: We started printing single tshirts in the spare bedroom of our Montreal apartment back in 2008. Since then we've grown the company...

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  • ANIME CENTRAL

    Tuesday May 20 2014

    This weekend was our first time going to Illinois since the inception of Akumu Ink in 2008. This being the case, we were surprised to see how many people knew...

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  • UNEXPECTED

    Wednesday May 14 2014

    I rarely blog about random little stories in our life but this one is completely worth mentioning. Aldora and I were walking towards the convention Sunday morning from the hotel....

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  • OTTAWA COMICCON 2014

    Tuesday May 13 2014

    Ottawa has been so good to us last year that we were more than happy to return to see nothing but support and love for our little nightmare brand. We...

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  • AKUMU INK TOUR :: MAY 2014

    Wednesday May 07 2014

    As we enter our second month of touring for 2014 here are our latest dates. We're trying a lot of new locations this year while making sure to come back...

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  • SEE YOU FALLING

    Wednesday May 07 2014

    Check out this great song and music video from a band called Exile84. They tagged us on our facebook letting us know that their drummer is wearing our The After...

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  • TSHIRT STORIES TRAILER

    Friday May 02 2014

    I saw this on a blog and thought it was quite relevant to post over here. It seems to be a documentary on the history of how the tshirt became...

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  • CALGARY COMIC EXPO 2014

    Wednesday Apr 30 2014

    We always have a fun time when in Calgary. All of you that keep buying our shirts year after year make it worth it to keep coming back. Here are...

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  • DRUMMER

    Wednesday Apr 30 2014

    We received this great video of Toronto drummer Luca Giorgio performing to Silverstein's "Your Sword vs. My Dagger" while wearing our Houdini tshirt. Subscribe to Luca's youtube page to see...

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  • NEGICCO

    Tuesday Apr 29 2014

    Such an inspiring short doc by Vice for this Japanese pop act. A local Jpop trio that have been working hard for the last 11 years trying to make it...

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  • NIGHTMARE TOUR :: APRIL 2014

    Monday Apr 07 2014

    We're going on tour! Every month I'll post which events we'll be attending, so keep checking back if we'll be visiting your city. 90% of the shirts/designs we'll be bringing...

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  • MARCH RELEASE

    Thursday Apr 03 2014

    Introducing our March release brought to you from our Winter 2013 collection. This is really where I want Akumu Ink to be, I finally found who we are and how...

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  • STILL HERE

    Monday Mar 24 2014

    I was browsing online and fell upon this extremely old post from one of our early releases back in 2008. It made me laugh to read this post: "It’s [a]...

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  • WALKING DEAD LAST EPISODE

    Monday Mar 24 2014

    One more episode to close up this season of the Walking Dead! I wanted to try something different from my Michonne sketch and create an Akumu Ink version of Daryl....

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  • PRETTY IN BLACK

    Wednesday Mar 19 2014

    The lovely Kaylee Poco recently sent us photos from her latest shoot wearing our newest collection. The individual photos can be found on our Lookbook page. Kaylee's last photoshoot for...

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  • EUROPEAN DARKNESS

    Wednesday Mar 12 2014

    Here are some fun photos from European photographer Sandra Angelina. We especially love The Portrait deep vneck model. And there's a fun shot of one our RIPed designs Necronomicon! Thanks...

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  • SALVADOR DALI SKETCH

    Wednesday Mar 05 2014

    A few years back I got the chance to experience standing in front of a Salvador Dali painting in Spain. A fin thing to do when I look at paintings...

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  • ZOMBIES AND SKULLS

    Monday Mar 03 2014

    Another month means another couple of designs have been released on our website. I just keep getting more and more excited about these new designs. Every time we meet you...

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  • I HEART GIFS

    Thursday Feb 27 2014

    I found that a few of our designs lent to also being turned into gif versions. So I made some simple animations for our Braaains... tshirt, Nightmare in Oz tee,...

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  • NIGHTMARE COLLECTORS OF INSTAGRAM

    Wednesday Feb 26 2014

    We feel so proud that our artwork has been received by people everywhere in the world. Below are a few examples from instagram of some of you that sent us...

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  • SKATING IN HAVANA

    Saturday Feb 15 2014

    One of the decks we painted was photographed in Havana, Cuba by Adam Wiseman for ESPN The Magazine. We were hoping just to get a photo back of whoever received...

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  • HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

    Friday Feb 14 2014

    Here is a quick sketch I made of me and Aldora for Valentine's Day. This is exactly what it's like when we're creating a new design.

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  • TOKYO CHAN

    Monday Feb 10 2014

    Over the years, one of our character has come back time and time again: Tokyo Chan! A Japanese school girl hell bent on revenge. This character was the first completely...

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  • AKUMU INK IS 6 YEARS OLD!

    Thursday Feb 06 2014

    We started this company back in February 2008 not really having any idea what we were doing. 6 years later we have created a brand that is growing with all...

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  • KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

    Wednesday Feb 05 2014

    Do you know Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Kyary is a Japanese model, blogger and recording artist. The media has referred to her as "Queen of J-Pop" and "Harajuku Pop Princess". She...

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  • FEBRUARY TSHIRTS

    Tuesday Feb 04 2014

    I wanted to do something different this month and I wanted to create some gifs of our newest designs. I thought it would be fun to do it directly on...

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  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY COVEN FAN ART

    Monday Feb 03 2014

    We really enjoyed this season of American Horror Story Coven. So much so that I couldn't help myself from drawing Taissa Farmiga and Emma Roberts into my sketchbook.

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  • HOW A T-SHIRT IS BORN

    Wednesday Jan 29 2014

    I saw Alex Bloomberg (Planet Money) talk on The Colbert Report and decided to look him up and and found these fascinating videos of how tshirts are made. The first...

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