Ann Carolyn Telnaes (born November 15, 1960, in Stockholm, Sweden) is an editorial cartoonist.
A former animator, her cartoons are easily recognizable for their fluid lines and bright (often spot) colors.
Her cartoons tend to be quite liberal in tone and have a special focus on women's issues, such as third world pregnancy and abortion rights.
In 2001, she became the second female cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
In 2017, she received the Reuben Award, and thus became the first woman to have received both the Reuben Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
Unlike many editorial cartoonists, Telnaes does not draw for any one set newspaper. She is syndicated with Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate/New York Times Syndicate, with her work appearing across the United States in such publications as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Austin American Statesman; and internationally in Le Monde and Courrier International.
Telnaes also contributes an exclusive weekly cartoon to the nonprofit online news service Women's eNews.
Her animated editorial cartoons are featured on The Washington Post's website.
Telnaes earned her B.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts, specializing in character animation.
Before becoming an editorial cartoonist, she worked for some years in the animation field, most notably with Walt Disney Imagineering.
She contributed to such films as The Brave Little Toaster and The Chipmunk Adventure.
She is a past vice president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and is a member of the American Newswomen's Club.