DIKSIA.COM - If you are looking for a sweet, funny and realistic story about young love, friendship and identity, you should check out Webtoons Heartstopper.
This webcomic, created by Alice Oseman, follows the lives of Charlie and Nick, two students at a British all-boys grammar school who develop a close bond that blossoms into something more.
What is Webtoons Heartstopper?
Webtoons Heartstopper is a webcomic series that is published on the online platform Webtoon, where you can read comics for free.
The series started in 2016 as a side project by Alice Oseman, who is also the author of several young adult novels such as Solitaire, Radio Silence and Loveless.
The webcomic is based on characters from her debut novel Solitaire, but you don't need to read the book to enjoy the comic.
The webcomic updates twice a month, usually on the 1st and 11th of each month. As of July 2023, there are 197 episodes available to read online.
The webcomic is also available on Tumblr and Tapas, but Webtoon is the official platform where you can support the creator by liking, commenting and subscribing.
Who are the main characters of Webtoons Heartstopper?
The main characters of Webtoons Heartstopper are Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson, two 16-year-old boys who attend Truham Grammar School for Boys in Kent, England.
Charlie is a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker who has a history of being bullied for his sexuality. Nick is a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player who is popular and well-liked by everyone.
They meet in their form room and soon become friends, despite their different personalities and interests.
As their friendship grows, they discover that they have more in common than they thought. They both love music, movies and dogs. They both struggle with their family issues and academic pressures.
They both have secrets that they are afraid to share with others. And they both start to develop feelings for each other that go beyond friendship.
What are the themes of Webtoons Heartstopper?
Webtoons Heartstopper is a story that explores various themes related to adolescence, sexuality and identity. Some of the themes are:
The webcomic depicts the challenges that some of the characters face with their mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm.