Ann Telnaes was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied Character Animation at the California Institute of Arts and was active in the animation field in the 1980s. Her editorial cartoons have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and hundreds of other newspapers, winning her several awards. Between January 2000 and September 2005, she was one of the six female comic artists who make the newspaper strip 'Six Chix'. Each woman drew the strip on a different day (Ann had the Thursdays) and they alternated on Sundays. In 2001 Ann Telnaes became the second woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Her cartoons have a regular focus on women's issues, such as burkas, third world pregnancy and abortion rights.