core77 ran a feature last month on 'masters of the cutaway', and the most recent post took me right back to when i was younger. stephen biesty, whose incredible cross section books sold nearly 3.5 million copies, really is an incredible illustrator.
the drawings were so detailed, often with hundreds of characters within the illustration each doing their own thing. the subjects were extremely varied, and always so in depth and interesting. head over to his site for some great viewing!