Ann Carolyn Telnaes was born on November 15, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an editorial cartoonist and former animator whose cartoons are easily recognizable by their fluid lines and bright (often direct) colors. Her cartoons tend to have a fairly liberal tone and focus especially on women's issues, such as pregnancy in the third world. In 2001, she became the second cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. In 2017, she received the Reuben Prize, becoming the first woman to receive both the Reuben Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Unlike many editorial cartoonists, Telnaes does not draw for any specific newspaper. She is syndicated with “Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate,” “New York Times Syndicate,” and her work appears throughout the United States in publications such as “The Washington Post,” “The Boston Globe,” “Chicago Tribune,” “Los Angeles Times.” , “Newsday” and “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.” Animated editorial cartoons of her appear on The Washington Post's website. Telnaes studied at the California Institute of the Arts, specializing in character animation. Before becoming an editorial cartoonist, she worked for a few years in the animation field, most notably at Walt Disney Imagineering. She contributed to films such as “The Brave Little Toaster” and “The Chipmunk Adventure.” She was also vice president of the American Editorial Cartoonists Association and a member of the American News women's Club.