Helpless Life Closeup
This design was created in an hour. We just finished sending our Just Another Birthday book files to the printer and I was working on the Winter Collection. We were talking about how much we wanted to create another version of our Life Sentence design. As I was still into drawing the book, I created this very storybook like drawing of a girl stuck in a cage, while the bird who lives there just sits on the outside of the cage.
Yaya Han Tshirt Designs
We have been selling tshirts online for almost 8 years! They are not cheap as we use good quality fabrics and fitted blanks. Not to mention all the artwork is completely original and drawn by one artist.
Sick Nurse Closeup
Lovers in Love
Make Me Smile
November 2015 Exclusives
For this month ONLY we redesigned our Til Death Do Us Part shirt reimagining our coffin lovers. And an interpretation of our Sinister Smile design with an batty twist. Both designs are printed on men and women tees (crew and scoop necks for the women).
OUR OFFER: This year our customers now have the option to get the Exclusive Tees on their own for $35 each, OR get one for FREE when you spend $100 on www.akumuink.com.
RECAP: Spend $100 get 1 FREE Exclusive tee. Spend $200 get 2 FREE Exclusive tees, etc.
CHARITY: Since the holiday season is approaching, we look at our lives and consider ourselves very lucky to still be doing what we love after 7.5 years, while there are many people out there who are living in hardship without much choice in their lives. So for every Exclusive tee we sell this month, we will donate $2 to the UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) to help assist with Syrian refugees. If you want to know more about this cause, please read here, where you can also make a direct donation if you prefer.
Happy holidays and we hope you'll enjoy these designs as much as we enjoy making them for you!
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Haunted Queen Mary
Dia de los Muertos
Update on our Books
We have been so busy lately with New York Comiccon, shipping out our book, and restocking our European retailers that we didn't have time to post anything for a month!
Let me start off by saying that the books did arrive. Unfortunately they arrived 3 months later than they should have and so many were in horrible condition that we ended up returning most of them back to the factory. We were however able to have just enough books to fulfill our commitment to our kickstarter backers. After painstakingly looking through every single page with a fine tooth comb, everyone received a signed copy of Just Another Birthday which was to our standard.
So what does this mean for anyone who wants one or even another copy of our book? Well we are going into a second edition printing. We made a few small changes to some of the artwork to enhance the page layouts slightly. It is expected to be available on our website for sale early 2016, and then we will bring it with us to cons until they run out.
AKUMU INK ON SOCIETY6
MOON & STARS
Every night I walk our dog, Tiny. And along our nightly ritual I'm always staring up at the moon and stars. One night there was a full moon that silhouetted a tree we were passing, and that inspired me to create this design bringing back the owl from our Night Owl and Midnight Hour design.
I also love the idea of puppet theatre, and having created the Strings Attached design I wanted to continue the story within this collection by stringing up all the background items.
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Black Widow tshirt
Sinister Smile tank top
@VeraBabyLIVE! Nightmare in Oz tshirt
Sinister Smile & Butcher II tshirt
Skull Suicide tshirt (sold out)
Sinister Smile tshirt
Tone Death tshirt
Dead Riding Hood scoop tee
Our sticker on Sunset Blvd!
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Tone Death tshirt
Bear-Trapped tank top
Manic tshirt (sold out)
Night Owl tank top & Bear-Trapped tshirt
Dia de los Muertos scoop tee (sold out)
Stitch Me Up, We're All Mad Here, Sinister Smile, Zombie Cat tshirt
You Give Me Nightmares tshirt
Angel of Death tshirt (sold out)
Death Card tshirt
Pronghorn Catrina scoop tee
OLD MAN GLOOM
WINTER 2013 COLLECTION
And here is our Summer 2013 Collection. More videos to come.
ROADTRIP TO PHOENIX
I've been obsessed lately with making music on garageband. I used to be really into making music, until the day we started Akumu Ink. Ever since then I haven't made a sound. Playing around with garageband for a few seconds got me really excited to just make background music for our videos which were lacking consistency. We were also not making any videos because we didn't have music, so it was a vicious cycle of not doing anything. But now with just an iphone I can do it all!
So here is our drive to Phoenix when we were going to Phoenix Comiccon. We saw a ton of windmills on the way, almost like a graveyard for miles. We also saw the Cabazon Dinosaurs from my favorite movies The Wizard and Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
PAPER TOY VIDEO
Remember this item is limited only to July 2015. And is only available to orders over $50 (pre-shipping/taxes) at: www.akumuink.com