Author Archives: Cullum Rogers

About Cullum Rogers

I'm a semi-retired freelance cartoonist in Durham, N.C., who's been collecting newspaper and magazine parodies for over 50 years.

Bicentennial Burlesques, 1975-76 (and 2008)

In addition to bringing tall ships and fireworks, the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 provided a perfect excuse to swell the nation’s small stock of 18th-century magazines. Time‘s special issues were the most impressive, representing two years work by 26 researchers … Continue reading

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Online: “The Washington Post,” 2019

Parody Of: The Washington Post. Title: “The Washington Post” Parody By: Jacques Servin, L.A. Kauffman, Onnesha Roychoudhuri. Date: May 1, 2019 (distributed Jan. 16, 2019). Format: Eight-page broadsheet. Contributors: L.A. Kauffman, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Jacques Servin, etc. Availability: Online as a PDF here at my-washingtonpost.com. How did I miss this? … Continue reading

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“A Word with Punch,” 1847

Parody Of: Punch. Title: “A Word with Punch.” Date: November 11, 1847. Parody By: Alfred Bunn. Format: 12-page magazine. Contributors: Albert Smith, Shirley Brooks, George Augustus Sala. Availability: Nowhere online;  held by the British Library and a few other collections. Strange … Continue reading

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Online: Punch’s “Time,” 1960

Parody Of: Time. Title: “Time.” In: Punch, December 14, 1960. Length: 10 pages, 2 in color. Contributors: Norman Mansbridge, William Hewison (art); no writer credits. Availability: Online right here; print copies scarce but findable. Here’s a last-minute Christmas present — all 10 pages of … Continue reading

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Playboy Parodies 3: Foreign, 1963-2017

Playboy has launched dozens of international editions since 1972, but only a handful of foreign parodists have returned the favor. In 1963, students at Toronto’s Queens University Law School put out a 12-page tabloid called “Lawboy.” A collection of local … Continue reading

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Playboy Parodies 2: U.S. Newsstands, 1957-2018

(This is the second of a now three-part series on Playboy parodies. The first dealt with college parodies; the next will cover parodies circulated outside the U.S.) Unlike their college brethren, commercial publishers in the 1950s and ’60s showed little … Continue reading

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Playboy Parodies 1: College, 1955-1989

Parodies of Playboy fall roughly into two groups and two eras: those created by college students, mostly in the 1950s and ’60s, and those done by commercial publishers, mostly in the ’70s and ’80s. The catalyst for the shift was … Continue reading

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Jester’s “Columbia College Toady,” 1969

Parody Of: Columbia College Today. Parody By: Jester of Columbia. Title: “Columbia College Toady.” Date: April 1969. Format: 8.375″x11″ stapled magazine, 32 pp. + covers. Availability: Very scarce. The Columbia Jester’s 1969 parody of the school’s alumni mag is no match for such classics as … Continue reading

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Harvard’s “New York Times,” March 7, 1968

Parody Of: The New York Times. Title: “The New York Times” Parody By: Harvard Lampoon. Date: March 7, 1968. Length: Front page only? Contributors: Rob Hoffman, Jonathan Cerf, Peter Gable. Availability: Very rare; reprinted in the Harvard Lampoon Centennial Celebration (pp. 38-39) and 100 Years of Harvard Lampoon Parodies (pp. 30-31). … Continue reading

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