Ann Telnaes was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied art at the California Institute of Arts. Her editorial cartoons have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and hundreds of other newspapers, winning her several awards. She is one of the six female comic artist who make the newspaper strip 'Six Chix'. Each woman draws the strip on a different day (Ann on Thursday) and they alternate on Sundays. In 2001 Ann Telnaes became the second woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.