V. (for Virginius) Cullum Rogers is a cartoonist, writer and collector in Durham, North Carolina. A native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, he received degrees from Davidson College and UNC-Chapel Hill before selling his first professional cartoon to the Durham Morning Herald in 1977. Two years later he became its first full-time staff cartoonist, a post he held until 1988. His political cartoons for the Independent Weekly in Durham (now Indy Week) received top honors from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia four times between their debut in 1997 and his retirement in 2018.
Rogers has been a member of the AAEC since 1980. He edited its quarterly magazine, The Notebook, for six year; served on its Board of Directors for 13; and wrote a history of the AAEC for its Fiftieth Anniversary in 2007. He has also reviewed theater, produced a monthly journal of local nonfiction and taught the history of cartooning in lifelong-learning programs at Duke and North Carolina State Universities. He is current writing the first-ever history of newspaper and magazine parodies, which he hopes will see print in 2021. He collects cartoon books, cat hair, old college humor magazines and Social Security.