I’m going to try and keep these as simple and straightforward as possible. First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting my work by joining Diagram Club Paid – you’re making my new work possible. Please also see the Frequently-Asked Questions, which may help to answer the kind of questions you might ask frequently.

Who can join?

Anyone can join, but everything on this website about the pricing of Diagram Club Paid is for non-commercial use.

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. Once this has happened I’ll send you a link to join – I’m not able to invoice your organisation for Diagram Club Paid membership.

Small volunteer-run cycling campaigns may go ahead and join (thank you!) either as individuals or a team. 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.

Members’ Usage of the Material

As a Diagram Club Paid member you have the right to use diagrams that appear in the ‘Diagrams’ section of this website. This is, initially, quite a small selection, but the plan is for it to grow over time.

You can use the work in the following ways:

  • Printed out to stick on the wall, colour in, or… (I don’t know) admire.
  • Use the work in talks
  • Post the work on social media, provided that you tag me in the post. Please see the ‘Social media usage guidelines’ below for details

Please don’t edit my work and then post it online.

Please don’t get items printed, like t-shirts, etc, without asking me.

Please leave my watermark / logo on the images.

This membership doesn’t allow you to post anything that doesn’t appear in the ‘Diagrams’ section of this website, I’m afraid. You can’t take whatever material you want from my books, as that wouldn’t be fair on the publishers, although in time some material from the books will appear on the website for you to use. If you’re a member and there is a particular cartoon in a book that you’d like to use please contact me. If you want to use material from my CartoonChurch.com website you can buy a licence to do so, but that is separate to this membership.

Usage must be non-commercial unless you’re agreed commercial use with me – see above.

Any usage questions or clarifications – please do contact me or ask me in the ‘Community’ Facebook group.

Social media usage guidelines

People use my work in all sorts of ways: without asking, without crediting, etc, etc. I’ve learnt that I can’t be too precious about it or police every infringement. But these are the rules I’m asking Diagram Club members to stick to, (please!):

Tagging: The tagging side of things is really important, as it enables other people to find my work, which is something I rely on. So please always tag me in your posts if you post one of my diagrams yourself.

On the day that a new diagram comes out: I ask that you retweet or share my post rather than posting the image yourself.

Retweets/shares vs posting yourself: At other times: As a creator it does help me if you share or retweet my posting of the work rather than posting the image yourself where that is possible, so when you can do that it is appreciated. But, if you want to use a diagram to illustrate a point, or it’s not something that has been posted recently, your Diagram Club membership does allow you to post the images in the ‘Diagrams’ section of the website yourself, with a tag, so please feel free to do so.

Cycling UK diagrams: Cycling UK have kindly allowed me to include the work I have done for them on this site. If using a diagram that has their logo on please link to the campaign URL if the campaign is current, or if not please link to their website.

If you’re not a member: feel free to retweet / share my posts, but I ask you not to use the work yourself. Joining Diagram Club Paid is very inexpensive and well worth doing.

I hope these social media guidelines are fair – like everything else here I’m keeping these policies under review to see how it works out.

Ideas

I welcome suggestions or ideas for new diagrams.

Please note:

  • I reserve the right to use anything suggested, and may not be able to credit you. (I always aim to thank people, but don’t always remember…)
  • I can’t use every idea given to me, for all kinds of reasons.

Direction of work

My plan is for Diagram Club Paid members to help guide my future work. However, I retain the right to choose the work that I do, and do the work that works best. I’m making no promises about work being on a particular topic.

Renewal, cancellation, and refunds

Renewal happens automatically at the end of the year, so if you want to continue as a member you don’t have to do anything.

You can cancel your membership at any time through the Substack website.

Changes to these conditions

I reserve the right to modify these conditions if I need to.