What are your goals? or Why do you want my money?
It would be disingenuous to say I wouldn’t like to build a business to supplement my income, but I do want to take this moment to express my commitment to expanding our community as a main focus of Comeback Mechanic.
There are a large amount of companies/people that currently do or are attempting to establish themselves in the FGC. These organizations often don’t have the FGC interests in mind or don’t really have the cash flow/knowledge of how to help. Notable examples of those doing it RIGHT are BT and MadCatz, both of whom highlight what it means to have a strong influence in shaping and building our community. Comeback Mechanic would like to be added to the list of groups trying to make a difference.
In particular, building the MidWest is close to my heart. We have made strides over the last few years to form a more solid group of competitors and community members in Missouri, but need to reach out to those in the middle of the US to remind the country that there isn’t just EC and WC. That is not to say there is any disrespect or beef, but a better funded, organized, and communicative MidWest will help the FGC as a whole.
Plans to sponsor teams are a talk for the future, but flowing money into MidWest streams and events will be a priority right out of the gate for ComebackMechanic.com
We hope to have an open conversation soon with your local scene and please feel free to PM me on twitter, facebook, or SRK if you have any input or questions about helping out the MidWest or your group.
Who are you?
I am James Glasgow aka ‘witebuddha’, a proud FGC member in St. Louis, MO.
I got my start in the competitive scene with Guilty Gear XX #Reload back in 2003. While I was never any good at GG I was reintroduced into the community when I took up Street Fighter 4. Now a days I’m mostly a UMvC3 player competitively, but I still enjoy playing most every fighting game released.
I tend to play at the most well established venue in St. Louis, the STLBarWarz Barcade out of Danno’s Bar in Marlbougho, MO. Myself and local STL talent can be seen at events streamed out of the Barcade every Monday night at twitch.tv/stlbarwarz
What kind of shirts do you use as a base?
This is going to depend on the design. Our first shirt, ‘Perfect Hair’, is on a heavy cotton 6.1oz Gildan shirt. These shirts are soft and a little heavier for comfort. Also, Gildan offers larger sizes and offers a quality and durability that is really great for our small operation. We will, however, like to use American Apparel for future shirts that are just a bit softer and better fitted. “The New Shadaloo” is printed specifically on a 2000L Gildan female form shirt allowing for maximum comfort. Please note that all shirt designs say what kind of base shirt they use in the description.
Will you be offering more than shirts?
YES. We have a LOT of ideas for items outside of apparel, but to be honest it’s just a matter of $$$. Creating 1 shirt for print has basically killed my personal savings, but success or investments in the future will lead to something more.
Also, we want to highlight some of the people already offering services in the MidWest. Modders and graphic designers that offer great work for the FGC.
Looking for new stick art? Sean Hook (aka ‘BV Strucker’) of Nerdster Design can be contacted via facebook https://www.facebook.com/NerdsterDesign?ref=ts&fref=ts