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.
- The New Yorker’s “Paunch,” 1934
- NatLamp’s “Why Leave This Room?” 1982
- An Overlooked NatLamp Spoof, 1977
- Portfolio: 10 Parodies from the 1920s
- Wisconsin Octopus Parodies, 1920-1959
- Parodies of Mad, 1954-2019
- Online: Collier’s WW3 & Shaft’s “Collera’s,” 1951-52
- Bicentennial Burlesques, 1975-76 (and 2008)
- Online: “The Washington Post,” 2019
- “A Word with Punch,” 1847
Top Posts & Pages
- National Lampoon Parodies, 1970-2006
- National Lampoon Parodies, A to Z
- Playboy Parodies 1: College, 1955-1989
- Harvard Lampoon Parodies Since 1911
- Spy's 10-Magazine Parody Pack, 1991
- Harvey Kurtzman's "Daily Poop," 1954
- Online: National Lampoon's "Mad," 1971
- Playboy Parodies 3: Foreign, 1963-2017
- The Most Parodied Magazine?
- The Harvard Lampoon's very first "Life," 1896.