A brief introduction

Hello! I’m Dave, a cartoonist who draws diagrams about sustainable transport, cycling, current events, and everyday life. I’ve drawn cartoons for a wide range of publications and organisations over the years, including The Guardian, Cycling UK, Greenpeace, Church Times, Christian Aid, and many more besides.

Introducing… Diagram Club

Diagram Club is my free newsletter. Please note that I’m currently making some changes – you’ll be able to join soon.

Diagram Club is for:

  • People who just like my work
  • People who ride a bike
  • Anyone who needs a morale boost and find that black and white diagrams help

Diagram Club Paid has the following benefits:

  • Helping to fund my work, and enabling it to continue
  • Enabling most of my work to be free to anyone
  • Behind-the-scenes updates
  • Join a community of likeminded people
  • The opportunity to suggest ideas for new work
  • Non-profit usage of diagrams, in talks, print, and on social media
  • Other benefits as we think of them

How much will it cost?

In summary: Diagram Club is now free to join. The link is temporarily offline whilst I switch from one system to another.

There will be a paid version of Diagram Club too – also coming soon.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

I know you’ll want to hear more, so I’ve included answers to some Frequently-Asked Questions below. Click or tap on each question to see the answer.

Diagram Club membership is free. For Diagram Club Paid charges please see the Diagram Club Substack page.

In the past I have drawn cartoon books and sold cartoon merchandise. Whilst I’ve had excellent publishers, books on their own can’t fund the work that I do. And as for merchandise: the truth is that most of us don’t really need a lot more ‘stuff’ in our homes, so whilst I do have a shop I don’t want selling ‘things’ with cartoons on to be the main way I make my living.

I’m particularly keen to produce not only fun stuff that hopefully cheers people’s days up, but also work that makes people think. In particular, the way we travel, in particular promoting cycling and walking as a good choice for local journeys for those that can. At a time of climate crisis I feel this is an important message, and funding this work through membership makes this work possible to produce.

The ‘Diagrams’ section of this website (davewalker.com) is the place to find everything. Most new work is also posted to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The diagrams themselves (with the exception of the contents of the ‘downloads’ section), will be free to view by anyone – joining Diagram Club Paid brings additional benefits as outlined above.

I’m planning work on the following broad topics:

  • Cycling and sustainable transport
  • Current events
  • Everyday life

It’s a bit of a peculiar mix, I know, but I decided that I’m at my best when I have the option to do a mix of work around my specific interests (cycling and sustainable transport) along with anything else that attracts my attention (current events, everyday life).

The choice of specific diagram topics is ultimately my own, but one of the benefits of Diagram Club Paid membership will be the opportunity to suggest ideas, and guide my direction.

I just like the word. And it suggests something more than the traditional ‘one picture and one caption’ idea of a cartoon. But I use both terms.

There is a conditions page (opens in new window) with specific details, but in summary: you can use them in talks, on social media, and in printed publications.

Really important: I ask that a credit that includes tagging me is added whenever my work is used on social media.

The cartoons in the ‘Diagrams’ section of this website. Initially this won’t be a huge number, but it will grow over time.

The diagrams will include some, but not all, of the images from my books.

If there’s a diagram that you’d like to use, but it isn’t included in the ‘Diagrams’ section, please get in touch.

If you’re interested in my church-themed work, please see my CartoonChurch website.

If you’re being paid to do a job, then I consider your use of my material as being commercial. Please contact me, and we can discuss a fair rate depending on the nature and size of your organisation, etc.

Small volunteer-run cycling campaigns may go ahead and join Diagram Club Paid (thank you!) and use the work. I’m leaving it to you to pay a fair price based on the resources you have and the level of use of the material you have planned.

If your role is voluntary, but your organisation has over 5 employees I ask that you contact me first, please.

Diagram club

  • All of Dave’s cartoons are free for anyone to view. However…
  • You get regular emails so you don’t miss any

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Diagram club paid

  • Regular cartoon-update emails. But also…
  • Enabling Dave’s work to continue
  • Behind-the-scenes updates
  • Be the first to hear about new developments
  • Use of diagrams: online, printed, and presentations

£ / month

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Commercial
Usage

If you’d like to use my work in any commercial setting (broadly defined as somewhere where you’re making money, or being paid – but please see the conditions for details) please get in touch with me. Essentially: one size doesn’t fit all!

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