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  • EXCLUSIVE NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS FANART SHIRT

    Tuesday Nov 18 2014

    Only for NOVEMBER 2014: As a gift to all our amazing customers, we are giving a FREE Nightmare Before Xmas fan art t-shirt with every purchase of $75 (excluding shipping...

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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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  • 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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