V. (for Virginius) Cullum Rogers was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1949 and grew up on a cotton farm in Marlboro County. After a protracted education at Davidson College (B.A., English, 1971) and UNC-Chapel Hill (M.A., English, 1973), he knocked around as an actor and bookseller before becoming editorial cartoonist and staff artist on the Durham, N.C., Morning Herald (1977-1988). He has been a freelance cartoonist and writer since 1992 and was editorial cartoonist for Indyweek magazine in Durham from 1997 to January 2018. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists for twelve years, edited its quarterly magazine for six, and wrote a history of the AAEC for its fiftieth anniversary in 2007. Now mostly retired, he’s writing a history of newspaper and magazine parody.