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.
Telnaes' 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 former Vice President Dick Cheney cartoons, "DICK", was self-published by Telnaes and Sara Thaves in 2006. Her work has also been exhibited in Paris, Jerusalem, and Lisbon.
Ann Telnaes attended California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in character animation. Before beginning her career as an editorial cartoonist, Telnaes worked for several years at Walt Disney Imagineering as a designer. She has also animated and designed for various studios in London, Los Angeles, New York and Taiwan.
Awards include :
* The National Cartoonists Society Silver Reuben Award, Editorial Cartooning division (2016)
* The National Press Foundation's Berryman Award (2003)
* The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning (2001)
* The Maggie Award, Planned Parenthood, for Editorial Cartoons (2002)
* The National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons (1997)
* Best Cartoonist, The Population Institute XVII Global Media Awards (1996)
* Best Editorial Cartoonist in the Sixth Annual Environmental Media Awards (1996)
Her television and radio appearances include:
* The Newshour with Jim Lehrer
* BBC radio
* The Editors, World Affairs Television
Ann is a member of the National Cartoonists Society and a ÿpast board member of the Cartoonists Rights Network. She is the current president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
She resides in Washington, D.C.