V. Cullum Rogers was editorial cartoonist for Indy magazine (www.indyweek.com) in Durham, North Carolina, from March 1997 to January 2018. He was born in 1949 and grew up on a farm near Bennettsville, South Carolina. His first editorial cartoons appeared in the student paper at Davidson College, where he received a B.A. in English in 1971. He earned an M.A. in the same subject from UNC-Chapel Hill two years later.
Rogers began freelancing editorial cartoons to the Durham Morning Herald in 1977. He joined the staff two years later and served as the paper's first full-time editorial cartoonist until the position was eliminated in 1988. Apart from a stint at Spectator Magazine in Raleigh in the early '90s, he has been a freelancer ever since. He joined the AAEC in 1980, served as its Secretary-Treasurer for 12 years, and edited its quarterly magazine, the Notebook, for six. In 2007, he wrote a history of the AAEC for the Association's 50th anniversary.
Now mostly retired, Rogers lives in Durham, where he caters to the whims of two cats amid a collection of 4,000 books about cartoons and cartoonists. His main interest these days is completing a history of newspaper and magazine parodies, which he blogs about at www.magazineparody.com.