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 editorial cartoonist for Indyweek magazine in Durham since 1997. He was 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 semi-retired, he’s writing a history of newspaper and magazine parody.
- “The Bilioustine,” 1901
- Parodies in Mad, 1954-2017
- The Bawl Street Journal, 1919-2009
- Columbia Jester Parodies, 1913-1989
- The Chaparral Mocks L&M, 1960
- Parodies In Playboy, 1970-2000
- Corey Ford’s “Mis-Fortune,” 1934
- MIT Voo Doo Parodies, 1923-1991.
- “Paul Ryan: The Magazine” Needs You
- The Yale Record’s “Smut,” 1951.