mankaco

Greeting cards, art prints and paper goods

Falls Church, Virginia

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 21, 2021

Our printer broke down (ack!) so we need to take a break while we figure out how to fix it. Sorry!

Zara Gonzalez Hoang

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Zara Gonzalez Hoang

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About mankaco

Sales 686
On Etsy since 2006

Whimsical creations made in Falls Church, VA

Manka is a tiny one-girl studio based in a mod 50s house in the woods near Falls Church, VA where Zara Gonzalez Hoang translates her daydreams into drawings and then into whimsical paper prints and cards.

She named the studio "Manka" which means "Little Rascal" because it seemed like an appropriate moniker for a girl who is constantly drawing imps, faeries and benevolent monsters.

A sometimes printmaker, compulsive doodler and avid daydreamer Zara's paper goods focus on whimsy and wonder with the occasional bit of strangeness thrown in when the mood suits. For Zara, the best part of having her own little shop is being able to experiment and let her imagination run wild.

Someday, Zara hopes to branch out beyond paper products to children's clothing or other textiles, but for now she's enjoying playing with all sorts of paper products in her sunny little studio.

Shop members

  • Zara Gonzalez Hoang

    Owner, Designer, Illustrator

    Zara is an illustrator based in Falls Church, VA where she spends her days and nights drawing the adorable little critters that she sees when she closes her eyes. She inspired by food, travel, fairytales and 80s cartoons.

Production partners

  • A Printing Company

    NC, United States

    Printful prints and ships my apparel and non-paper items.

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