|Died||1865 (aged 37–38)|
|Known for|| A Tale of Two Cities (illustrations)|
Great Expectations (illustrations)
John McLenan (1827–1865) was an American illustrator and caricaturist. Active from 1852 to 1865, his works include illustrations of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations for Harper's Weekly (1859 - 1861) and illustrations for two Wilkie Collins novels.  Author Sinclair Hamilton wrote of McLenan
Some of his cartoons make use of the text comics format, making him a pioneer in comics. 
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