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 and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2016. 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, "Humor’s Edge," was published by Pomegranate Press a
Latest from Ann Telnaes

Homegrown morality police

There are disturbing similarities between the subjugation of women in Iran and the recent attacks on women’s reproductive rights in the United States.

September 24, 2022

The declassify fairy

During an interview, former president Donald Trump claimed he could just declassify top secret documents by just thinking about it.

September 22, 2022

The Trump family operation

New York Attorney General Letitia James files a civil lawsuit against former president Donald Trump and three of his adult children.

September 21, 2022

Recipe for the next attack on our democracy

The ingredients are there for another attack on our democracy and election integrity.

September 19, 2022

Republican abortion boomerang

The Republican Party is discovering that its extreme positions on access to abortion are energizing voters to vote Democratic.

September 16, 2022

Lindsey Graham wants the federal government to control women’s bodies

The senator from South Carolina introduces a bill that would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks.

September 13, 2022

Corgis, crowns and coverage

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there has been nonstop reporting and analysis — by the American media.

September 11, 2022

Trump deserves a White House portrait

Even though Donald Trump wouldn’t continue the unveiling tradition while he was president, he should be honored with an appropriate White House portrait.

September 7, 2022