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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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  • MARKER SKETCHING

    Monday Aug 11 2014

    Just bought this paint marker recently and I'm testing it out. Hoping I can fin more time to draw and possibly get me inspired for the next season. We just...

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  • JULY/AUGUST RELEASES

    Saturday Aug 09 2014

    Last month we have officially started releasing designs from our Summer 2014 collection. We started with our hottest design of the summer Dead Riding Hood. This design was almost removed...

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  • CONAN

    Friday Aug 08 2014

    Although we work extremely hard spending every minute of our waking life trying to grow Akumu Ink, since we've moved to California we've been able to find little things to...

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  • AUGUST CONS

    Wednesday Aug 06 2014

    It's always so flattering seeing you wear our stuff at cons. Everywhere we travel we feel the love for Akumu Ink and that's thanks to you!

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  • AKUMU INK TOUR :: AUGUST 2014 [UPDATE]

    Wednesday Jul 30 2014

    [Edit] 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 Japan Expo in San Mateo,...

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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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  • CATS & MOTHS

    Thursday May 01 2014

    This month we are relasing some interesting designs:First is the Zombie Cat which is my take on a stitched up cat in the hat concept. A lot of you liked...

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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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