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.
Perry Friedman (1935-1995) was a Canadian folksinger who spent most of his career after 1959 in East Germany, except for a spell in the early 1970s when he returned to Canada and worked for the CBC. Read about him at The GDR Objectified. Listen to "Ich trage eine Fahne".
Narrenschiff by Jürgen Weber, in a shopping concourse in Nurenberg, is based ultimately on Sebastian Brant's 16th-century satire, but with some modern anxieties thrown in. You really have to view it in the round, which you can do here. Picture source.
This porcelain rhinoceros, modelled on the famous woodcut, reminds us that Dürer too existed in a world of product. And, admit it, having seen it, you want one, you know you do. It's part of the British Museum's exhibit, Germany: Memories of a Nation, on till January 25th.