Ann Telnaes
Ann Telnaes
Editorial Cartoonist

Ann Telnaes has been creating animated editorial cartoons for The Post since 2008. Her process is in many ways the same as previous generations of cartoonists. She immerses herself in the news, takes notes on possible subjects, draws preparatory sketches and fleshes out concepts with a brush and ink on paper. But rather than draw a single image, she produces a whole series of “poses,” which she then scans and uploads into Photoshop and sequences and synchronizes in Adobe Flash. (Watch a video of Telnaes at work.) Telnaes began to explore animated editorial cartoons after 16 years as a cartoonist for print publications. In 2001, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Her work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, in Paris and in Jerusalem and collected in two books, “Humor’s Edge” and “Dick.” Telnaes specialized in character animation at the California Institute of the Arts, and she worked as a designer at Walt Disney Imagineering — before the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings inspired her to go into editorial cartooning. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Telnaes now divides her time between Washington and rural Virginia.

Featured Work

Congress is out on recess...again

Congress is out on recess...again

Time to get money out of politics.
Money corrupts the democratic process

Money corrupts the democratic process

More contributions, more influence
Turkey’s Twitter #fail

Turkey’s Twitter #fail

Prime Minister Erdogan’s self-inflicted wound.
Rand Paul: Drill baby drill

Rand Paul: Drill baby drill

The senator from Kentucky proposes gutting the environment
Sochi Putin and the real Putin

Sochi Putin and the real Putin

A week after the Olympics, Putin sends in troops to Ukraine


<span>Slave labor wages</span>

Slave labor wages

Full-time work deserves a livable wage
Disguising anti-gay discrimination

Disguising anti-gay discrimination

Several states introduce bills legalizing discrimination on religious grounds.


<span>Romney: Don't let courts rule on marriage equality</span>

Romney: Don't let courts rule on marriage equality

The former GOP presidential nominee thinks the majority should decide
What will Congress do this year?

What will Congress do this year?

The predictable politics is on the menu.
Antibiotics with your burger?

Antibiotics with your burger?

The FDA continued to allow antibiotics to be used in livestock feed despite public health risk
Rand Paul says women won the war

Rand Paul says women won the war

Except not the wage war
Mission Accomplished, NRA

Mission Accomplished, NRA

Nothing has changed since Newtown
Congress returns after an extended break

Congress returns after an extended break

... while unemployment benefits expired
2014 New Year countdown

2014 New Year countdown

Hoping for a year with less NSA surveillance

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