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 and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2016.
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, "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 latest book is "Trump's ABC," published in 2018 by Fantagraphics. Her 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 designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. She has also animated and designed for various studios in Los Angeles, New York, London and Taiwan.
Other awards include: The National Cartoonists Society Reuben division award for Editorial Cartoons (2016), The National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award (2006), The Maggie Award, Planned Parenthood (2002), 15th Annual International Dutch Cartoon Festival (2007), the National Headliner Award (1997), the Population Institute XVII Global Media Awards (1996) and the Sixth Annual Environmental Media Awards (1996).
Telnaes is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and is a member of the National Cartoonists Society.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, 2001
National Cartoonists Society Reuben division award for Editorial Cartoons, 2016
National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award, 2006
The Maggie Award, Planned Parenthood, 2002
15th Annual International Dutch Cartoon Festival, 2007
National Headliner Award, 1997
Population Institute XVII Global Media Awards, 1996
Sixth Annual Environmental Media Awards, 1996
Professional Affiliations: Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, National Cartoonists Society Foreign languages spoken: German Books by Ann Telnaes: