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Editorial Cartooning with a Feminist Bite

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Editorial Cartooning with a Feminist Bite

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Editorial Cartooning with a Feminist Bite

Cartoonist Ann Telnaes on Display at the Library of Congress

Editorial Cartooning with a Feminist Bite

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'Humor's Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes'

An Exhibit at the Library of Congress

In 2001, Ann Telnaes became only the second woman in history to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Her edgy satire has appeared regularly in many newspapers including The New York Times and The Washington Post and is currently on exhibit at the Library of Congress.

Few political figures have escaped Telnaes' inky venom in recent years, which often addresses women's rights, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorism and civil liberties. Although she didn't begin cartooning until the age of 30, Telnaes' fine arts background contributed to her distinct style, which is sleek and calligraphic, often with a feminist bite.

NPR's Susan Stamberg recently spoke with Telnaes about her work and inspirations.

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