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  • CALGARY EXPO 2015

    Wednesday Apr 22 2015

    Our fourth straight comiccon in a row, and Calgary did not disappoint us whatsoever. We brought a ton of new designs to the show and you guys gobbled them up...

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  • JUST ANOTHER BIRTHDAY TEASER VIDEO

    Tuesday Apr 14 2015

    I had a little bit of time today to finally finish the teaser video for our upcoming kickstarter project. We were hoping to be live this week, but the longest...

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  • NOT ALONE

    Wednesday Apr 08 2015

    Not Alone is one of those random fun designs I came up with. In the same vein as Umami or Never Say Die. I liked the playfulness of designing the...

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  • SECRET JOKER BAG

    Wednesday Apr 08 2015

    We printed a limited amount of secret Joker bags that we will bring with us to the next set of comic conventions. Based off of the Joker sketch I drew...

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  • WILLY WONKA SKETCH

    Monday Apr 06 2015

    My Weekly Sketch 13/52: Willy Wonka (1971). This was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Willy Wonka was this crazy magical man, but rewatching it as an adult...

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  • DONATION DROP OFF

    Friday Apr 03 2015

    Here is the final count of shirts we dropped off for charity yesterday with Together We Rise (a local non-profit organization helping children in foster care). This month couldn't be...

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  • TIL DEATH DO US PART

    Thursday Apr 02 2015

    New this month is a shirt I've thought about creating for a long time. As you may have noticed most of our shirts only have 1 character on them. I...

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  • INSANITY IN D MINOR

    Wednesday Apr 01 2015

    Insanity in D Minor was a design I came up with in 2013 but felt like no one would like it. I had watched the Jerry Lee Louis documentary and...

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  • JOKER SKETCH

    Monday Mar 30 2015

    Weekly Sketch 12/52: My fun little interpretation of the Batman's Joker.

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  • AKUMU INK x KICKSTARTER

    Tuesday Mar 24 2015

    We want to make Akumu Ink's first ever illustrated book. So, we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign mid-April and we need your help. Please check our pre-Kickstarter page: www.akumuink.com/kickstarter...

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  • UPCOMING COMICCON TOUR

    Tuesday Mar 24 2015

    CON NEWS! - March 27-29 we'll be in Seattle, WA for Emerald City Comicon - April 3-5 we'll be at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA - April 10-12 MegaCon Convention in...

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  • TYLER THE CREATOR SKETCH

    Sunday Mar 22 2015

    Weekly Sketch 11/52: Rap musician Tyler the Creator.

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  • CANADA 2015 TOUR DATES

    Friday Mar 20 2015

    We will only be at 2 Canadian shows this year: Ottawa Comic Con and Calgary Expo!We love Montreal Comiccon, but they changed their dates this year and it now conflicts...

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  • HAPPY AKUMU INK COLLECTORS

    Wednesday Mar 18 2015

    Manic tshirt (Sold Out)Happy Unbirthday! tank topSerenading the Dead (Not Available yet)Nightmare in Oz tshirtNo Escape tshirtBlack Widow scoop teeBear-Trapped tank topSinister Smile tshirtFriends!Tokyo Nightmare tshirtNightmare in Oz tshirt Samurai...

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  • TSHIRTS TO BE DONATED AFTER 2 WEEKS

    Wednesday Mar 18 2015

    We'd like to thank Brian "Q" Quinn and A.J. Lee in helping us boost the number of tees for our March charity program: *BUY A SHIRT, DONATE A SHIRT! Here...

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  • AJ LEE :: DEAD RIDING HOOD

    Tuesday Mar 17 2015

    AJ Lee was spotted last night on RAW wearing our Dead Riding Hood scoop tee. Just like our designs she is very cute, but so deadly. AJ Lee has worn...

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  • MARILYN MANSON SKETCH

    Monday Mar 16 2015

    Sketch 10/52: is of Marilyn Manson. I used to sketch Marilyn Manson type characters a lot in college, maybe some day I'll post those.

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  • CHESHIRE CAT PAINTING

    Sunday Mar 15 2015

    I've been working on this Cheshire Cat painting these last few weeks. If you want to commission me for custom artwork, please go here. Song "Claptrap" by Sisyphean Conscience.

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  • BRIAN QUINN ON IMPRACTICAL JOKERS

    Saturday Mar 14 2015

    This week has been insane. We met Joe Rogan Wednesday night (and he knew who we were), and Thursday night while watching our favorite show on tv. Q from Impractical...

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  • JOE ROGAN

    Thursday Mar 12 2015

    Last night we drove out to Pasadena to watch Joe Rogan perform at the Ice House. One thing I love about being in California is that there are so many...

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  • TSHIRTS TO BE DONATED AFTER 1 WEEK

    Sunday Mar 08 2015

    So far, these are the tees that are going to be donated to foster children, thank you!! It's been a week since we started our BUY A SHIRT, GIVE A...

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  • MACHETES AND FLOWERS

    Saturday Mar 07 2015

    These new designs are really gorgeous pieces. Using older designs as a stepping stone for these newer ones. I'm happy to bring back our Butcher character this time infused with...

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  • KING JOFFREY SKETCH

    Saturday Mar 07 2015

    Sketch 9/52: King Joffrey. So many good characters from Game of Thrones, but I had to draw Jack Gleeson's unloved character.

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  • BUY A SHIRT, DONATE A SHIRT

    Wednesday Mar 04 2015

    For the entire month of March we decided to try something new: For every regularly priced t-shirt*, tank top, and hoodie that you purchase at www.akumuink.com, we will donate a...

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  • KURT COBAIN SKETCH

    Tuesday Mar 03 2015

    Sketch 8/52 of my weekly sketches continues with this drawing of Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. I took a somewhat obscure photo of him solely based on how much I liked...

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  • SKATEBOARDS FOR CHARITY

    Monday Mar 02 2015

    Two winters back we took part in a charity called Skateboards for Hope, where I painted 4 decks for a charity which donated the boards to underprivileged kids to teach...

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  • JIM MAHFOOD

    Sunday Mar 01 2015

    Although a lot of people think my main influence is Tim Burton just because I have a very scratchy style, or because I draw a lot of skeletons. But one...

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  • NOSFERATU CONTEST WINNERS

    Friday Feb 27 2015

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nosferatu Photo Contest on Facebook and Giveaway on Instagram. Here are the 4 winners of both contests wearing their shirts proudly.

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  • HANNIBAL SKETCH

    Wednesday Feb 25 2015

    Sketch 7/52. Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter.

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  • WORKING WITH YAYA HAN

    Saturday Feb 21 2015

    As mentioned yesterday on Yaya Han's facebook page, we are currently working with her to design a collection of 3 tshirts which she will be selling within the next few...

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  • 7 YEARS OLD

    Friday Feb 20 2015

    Akumu Ink is seven years old this month! We launched with six generic emo/goth designs and a rough idea that we wanted to create a nightmare inspired brand with a...

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  • MADDIE ZIEGLER SKETCH

    Sunday Feb 15 2015

    Sketch 6/52: After watching the awards I was so inspired to sketch Maddie Ziegler from Sia's "Chandelier" & "Elastic Heart" videos. She came out looking a lot older than she...

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  • CONTEST WINNERS

    Friday Feb 13 2015

    Winners of our exclusive Nosferatu shirts from San Diego Comiccon 2014 Contest are going to the following contestants. Facebook Winners: Marissa Denny & Keirran Connor DavidsonInstagram Winners: @kolztrofobz & @billzzworth...

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  • SLC FANX 2015

    Sunday Feb 08 2015

    Here's a few happy faces from last weekend at Salt Lake City FanX.

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  • WE GOT ENGAGED SKETCH

    Friday Feb 06 2015

    Aldora and I met back in 2007. After only 3 months together she came up with the idea to start a tshirt company. 6 months later Akumu Ink was online...

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  • FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY

    Friday Feb 06 2015

    We found a few San Diego ComicCon 2014 exclusive Nosferatu shirts and we decided to give them away to you. 2 winners will be chosen on Friday Feb 13th per...

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  • TEA TIME

    Tuesday Feb 03 2015

    I came up with this design after seeing the positive reaction to our Deadly Rose design. I had wanted to do something with the Mad Hatter and tea cups, and...

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  • TWIN PEAKS SKETCH

    Friday Jan 30 2015

    Sketch 4/52. Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks. I wanted to try a different approach and make the image flatter, but then I second guessed myself and kinda ruined it. A...

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  • SUMMER PHOTO SHOOT

    Tuesday Jan 27 2015

    We just got done our first ever photoshoot! We always had a professional photographer do this for us, but now that we're out here in California we found that we...

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  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY SKETCH

    Sunday Jan 25 2015

    Twisty the clown from American Horror Story Freakshow is easily the creepiest clown on tv to date.

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  • GHASHLYCRUMB TINIES

    Wednesday Jan 21 2015

    One of my earliest inspirations that took Akumu Ink from a generic emo/goth graphic tshirt company to experimenting with characters and concepts. The Ghashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey was my...

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  • SLC FANX

    Monday Jan 19 2015

    Comiccon season is starting again and this year we're taking on 20 shows! The most we've ever done by far. We have a 9 week tour starting in Salt Lake...

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  • SATURDAY MORNING

    Saturday Jan 17 2015

    Just some Saturday morning cartoons before work. I'm an adult...

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  • DIE ANTWOORD SKETCH

    Friday Jan 16 2015

    Here is a sketch of one of my favorite musicians Die Antwoord. They're from South Africa and have some really interesting music videos on youtube. Here is my 2/52 sketch...

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  • THROWBACK THURSDAY

    Thursday Jan 15 2015

    This photo is literally from our first ever post back in January 2008. The first shirt we ever printed was our Of Horror I design. And yes our products were...

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  • MASK & BONES

    Wednesday Jan 14 2015

    Tokyo Crossbones has been in my sketchbook 4 years, it's really great to see it finally come to life.

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  • HOODIE SALE

    Tuesday Jan 13 2015

    Currently on sale: KILLER SNOWMAN & NIGHTMARE IN OZ hoodies only $40! (until January 31, 2015)

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  • 2014 RECAP VIDEO

    Monday Jan 12 2015

    A few weeks late to post this as I've been busy finalizing the 2015 summer collection. But here we go: The 2014 recap video which looks back on all our...

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