Ann Telnaes

Washington, D.C.

Editorial cartoonist

Education: California Institute of the Arts, BFA, Character Animation Program

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, the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2016 and the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning in 2023. In 2022, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her illustrated reporting and cartooning. Telnaes’s 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,
Latest from Ann Telnaes

Mike Pence’s albatross

Ann Telnaes cartoon on Donald Trump weighing down Mike Pence's candidacy.

June 6, 2023

Waiting for the Supreme Court

The court will soon rule on cases involving voting rights, affirmative action and equality for LGBTQ+ and Native American communities.

May 30, 2023

Memorial Day, 2023

This Memorial Day, remember the things we fought against — and their return.

May 26, 2023

South Carolina redefines ‘women’

South Carolina's Senate votes to ban abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.

May 25, 2023

Playing political chicken with people’s lives

It isn’t going to be the politicians who will first feel the pain of default; it will be veterans, retirees, homebuyers and federal employees.

May 22, 2023

Hi ho, hi ho, DeSantis lost some dough

Disney pulls out of $1 billion Florida development deal that would have included about 2,000 new jobs.

May 19, 2023

What’s next after restricting access to mifepristone?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments about limiting access to a key abortion medication also used in miscarriage care.

May 17, 2023

A DeSantis education

The Florida governor signs a bill rolling back efforts in his state to promote diversity in higher education.

May 15, 2023

Luxe and bagels

Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife didn’t see the need to disclose luxury vacations and other gifts. Justice Elena Kagan didn’t want to accept a basket of bagels.

May 11, 2023

Hopefully more shoes will drop

A Manhattan civil jury finds former president Donald Trump sexually abused and defamed E. Jean Carroll.

May 9, 2023