Preach Jacobs Talks About The Country’s Only Hip-Hop & Comics Convention

Preach Jacobs

Born and raised in Columbia, SC. Cola-Con founder, the country’s only Hip-hop comic convention.  The event brings together people who love hip-hop and comics. 

Tips for Young Black Men:

Be creative and go after what you want. Do what you love. Before I’m a black guy, I’m a Hip-Hop guy.

Local Support:

City of Columbia, SC recognized that there was an audience that was interested in comics and hip-hop, and their goal is keep ‘hip and cool’ events within Columbia.

Blue-Tile Skate Shop (located in Five Points) Skater culture, alternative cultures are just like hip-hop because they are non-conventional ways of expression. He hosts shows in the Five Points Blue Tile skate shop.

Where is Cola-Con Going?

Focus on one year at a time and learn from each year’s show. The goal is to make the current year as good as possible and allow it to grow based on lessons learned.

Cola-Con is the marriage between hip-hop culture and comics. Cola-Con’s mission is to fill the void for the fan base that loves A Tribe Called Quest and X-Men comics but don’t yet have a place to feel at home. Hip-hop culture and comics are a natural blend (as many illustrators start off as graffiti artists, and rappers have nicknames that sound like they’re from ‘Watchmen’).

Date: October 25-26, 2013

Location Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

Price: $20-$30


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Michael Bailey

Michael is the founder and serves as the Chief-Curator of Information for The Minority Eye, South Carolina’s largest minority-owned media outlet. As the leader of the editorial staff, he works as a multimedia journalist, telling the often-overlooked stories of minority communities from across the state and throughout the region. He specializes in producing news stories and personal profiles that share and expound on cultural, social, economic and political experiences of minorities living in South Carolina and beyond. His extensive media, business, and political background have made him a well-respected voice and an often sought-after commentator on issues that impact people of color.

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