German comics artists don't get a lot of exposure in North America, so it was by complete fluke that I learned of Mawil and his most recent graphic novel Kinderland, about growing up in East Berlin in the 1980s. He seems to have infinite powers of character design. You can read more about life in the German Democratic Republic here.
Ruhmeshalle (1901) by Rudolf Epp. The Ruhmeshalle (literally, Hall of Fame) still stands in Munich, filled with the busts of famous South Germans, though the misty field is now a road. The statue is a personification of Bavaria, and was modelled by a Berliner named Cornelia.