Editorial Cartoonist, Washington Post, Winner Pulizer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
Ann Telnaes creates editorial cartoons in various mediums- animation, visual essays, live sketches, and traditional print- for the Washington Post. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her print cartoons and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2017.
Telnaes’ print work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Great Hall in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in 2004. Her first book Humor’s Edge was published by Pomegranate Press and the Library of Congress in 2004. A collection of Vice President Cheney cartoons Dick was self-published by Telnaes and Sara Thaves in 2006. Her most recent book Trump’s ABC was published by Fantagraphics in 2018. Telnaes’ work has also been exhibited in Paris, Jerusalem and Lisbon.
Telnaes attended California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in character animation. Before beginning her career as an editorial cartoonist, Telnaes worked for several years as a show designer for Walt Disney Imagineering and also as an animator for various studios in Los Angeles, New York, London and Taiwan.