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

Rick Perry's gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Rick Perry's gunfight at the O.K. Corral

The Texas governor wants to send the National Guard to protect the U.S. from immigrant children.
The Hobby Lobby burden for women

The Hobby Lobby burden for women

More men making decisions about American women's health.
Dick Cheney's faulty infrastructure

Dick Cheney's faulty infrastructure

The former VP wants more money for defense, but less for food stamps and highways.
Pandora's Hobby Lobby box

Pandora's Hobby Lobby box

Religious exemptions won't stop with birth control.
Republicans play with fire

Republicans play with fire

Stoking the extreme right's issues
The many faces of Bill O'Reilly

The many faces of Bill O'Reilly

Fox News host criticizes Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father
What speech is and isn't

What speech is and isn't

Politicians claim money is speech, but money is property.
Hiding the truth about Tiananmen Square

Hiding the truth about Tiananmen Square

For 25 years, Chinese leaders have been denying the facts.
The GOP is stuck on Benghazi

The GOP is stuck on Benghazi

Same old song for the upcoming elections
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

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