British author Alice Oseman is the creator of the continuing young adult LGBTQ+ graphic novel and webcomic series Heartstopper. Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring's relationship is followed as it develops. Although the characters first appeared in Oseman's 2014 novel Solitaire, the series is an expanded adaptation of her 2015 novella Nick and Charlie.
Later, Kit Connor and Joe Locke played Nick and Charlie, respectively, in the Netflix television series of the same name that was also adapted from the series and written by Oseman. In 2022, the first season had its critically acclaimed premiere. The second and third seasons have been ordered.
The Most Awaited Heartstoppers Vol 5 is Releasing this Winter
On April 3, Graphix Books released the information. Oseman said that Heartstopper, Volume 5 would be available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on November 9, 2023. In response, Graphix tweeted that the US release would be available on December 12.
There will also be Volume 6, the last Heartstopper volume, according to Oseman's tweet. Heartstopper, a webcomic that debuted on Tumblr and Tapas, tells the tale of two high school lads named Charlie and Nick who become friends before falling in love. Identity, self-discovery, friendship, and love are among the themes the novel covers.
Heartstopper has garnered praise from critics for showing queer characters and relationships realistically, and it has gathered a sizable fan base with over 52.1 million views to date.
Oseman first used Kickstarter to generate money for the series in order to produce a limited edition. Within two hours, the project had raised £58,925. The first volume was widely released by Hachette Children's Group in the spring of 2019, and Volume 2 was also released that year. The publisher has since released the remaining books in the series. The Netflix series Heartstopper was inspired by the outpouring of support for the novels.
Alice Oseman's Inspiration
Heartstopper, according to Oseman, was inspired by her ambition to write stories featuring a diverse cast of queer characters. She said, "I always knew I wanted to fill the Heartstopper world with all kinds of LGBTQ+ characters," in an interview with Avery Kaplan of The Beat.
I believed it was important to have a really excellent group of LGBTQ+ friends at the center of the story because, contrary to what certain TV shows and movies seem to imply, LGBTQ+ folks commonly meet each other and appreciate hanging out in groups.
"It was very important to me that transgender characters were a part of that, and I hope there is room to introduce more trans characters -- most likely in the fifth volume," the author continued.