Ann Telnaes

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Ann Telnaes
Born Ann Carolyn Telnaes
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality American
Area(s) Editorial cartoonist

Ann Carolyn Telnaes (born 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an editorial cartoonist. Unlike many editorial cartoonists, Telnaes does not draw for any one set newspaper, and her cartoons are instead syndicated across the United States. In 2001, she became the second woman cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.[1] She studied with the Character Animation program at California Institute of the Arts.[2]

Her cartoons tend to be quite liberal in tone and have a special focus on women's issues, such as burkas, third world pregnancy and abortion rights. A former animator at Disney, her cartoons are easily recognizable for their fluid lines and bright (often spot) colors.

Her animations are featured on The Washington Post's website.


The Brave Little Toaster, 1987- layout artist and animator

The Chipmunk Adventure, 1987- inbetweener


  1. ^ "Pulitzer-prize winning cartoons (Humor's Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes, Library of Congress)". Library of Congress. 2004-06-22. Archived from the original on 28 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  2. ^ "PMC 2005 Contest". Population Media Center. 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 

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