Ann Telnaes Ending Print Syndication to Create More Animations for WashingtonPost.com

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By: Dave Astor

In a move that shows just how much animation is impacting editorial cartooning, Ann Telnaes will end her print syndication this Saturday.

Instead, the 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner will create three animations a week for WashingtonPost.com starting today. She began doing two animations a week for that site this winter, so she’s adding a Monday one to go with her Wednesday and Friday ones.

“I decided to end the print syndication mainly for time reasons,” Telnaes said in reply to an E&P question late this afternoon. “When The Washington Post asked me to increase the animations, I realized I couldn’t realistically do both since I do all the animation myself. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to take the next step in editorial cartooning.”

Telnaes — whose print work has been with the New York Times Syndicate-marketed CartoonArts International — said she’ll still draw “exclusive print cartoons, like I do occasionally for the Guardian” of England. And Telnaes will continue to create her weekly print cartoon for Women’s eNews.

The cartoonist began doing Web animations for AnnTelnaes.com in January 2007. And before opting to concentrate on newspaper cartooning about 15 years ago, she worked in the animation field.

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