Joachim Friedmann (born October 8, 1966) is a German scriptwriter, comic author, and computer games author, born and raised in Japan.From 1989 to 1995 he studied cultural sciences in Hildesheim. As a comic author, Friedmann published the story Page 756 with the graphic designer Henk Wyniger in 1988, which received a prize at the Comic Salon in Erlangen. This led to a contract with the Carlsen Verlag, where they created their own comic series: “Lais und Ben”, followed by a comic adaptation of the TV-Thriller “Murderous Decision” in collaboration with director Oliver Hirschbiegel.
Joachim Friedmann is also the author of five Donald Duck comics and has translated numerous Duck comics for Disney.
After writing a comic for the TV series “Lindenstraße” for Carlsen Verlag, he became a scriptwriter for the TV Series in 1997. Friedmann wrote 52 episodes of the cult series until 2002.
Friedmann worked as a scriptwriter for several German TV series: „Für alle Fälle Stefanie“, „Die Camper“, „Klinik am Alex“, „Hinter Gittern“, „In aller Freundschaft“, „Der letzte Bulle“, and „Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten“. Since 2015 he has been a writer and the Story Editor for the ARD series “In aller Freundschaft – Die jungen Ärzte”. He also wrote the dubbing scripts for the Japanese anime series “Lupin III”.
Since 2011, Friedmann is also active as a computer and online games author. He developed the Serious Game “Die Schlaumäuse” for Microsoft Germany, which won the “Digita”, German Education Media Prize in 2013.
In addition to his work as an author, Joachim Friedmann works as a lecturer (University of Hildesheim, Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg, Hamburg Media School). He obtained his doctorate (Dr. phil) at the European-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) with the thesis “Transmedial Storytelling: Narrative Design in Literature, Film, Graphic Novel and Game.” in 2016. In 2017, he was appointed as professor for Serial Storytelling at the ifs internationale filmschule köln.