To start off, let me inform you that my book on Disney's Nine Old Men has been published. If you order it from Amazon, it's not a pre-order anymore (even if it says so). Also, Amazon just added their "Look Inside" option, which allows you to check out quite a few pages. I am so thrilled about the book's layout.
Moving on...German illustrator Busch published Honore de Balzac's novel La Belle Imperia in 1959.
His drawings are quite a bit looser here than what you might expect from this modern master of book illustration. And there are plenty of ink drawings in this volume, which tells me that Busch truly enjoyed the subject matter. Look at the cinematic staging and the way characters relate to each other.
Makes me want to DRAW! Damned brilliant stuff!!