Last Autumn a group of 6 illustrators (including me!) working and living in Norwich decided to create an illustration collective called Beast!
We meet every fortnight at a local pub (usually the Playhouse) and over a round of drinks (usually real ale or cider), we chat and share our thoughts, ideas, drawings and also work in joint projects.
The illustration above is part of one of these projects: Designing and selling sets of 6 illustrated Christmas Cards with all the benefits going to a local charity (http://www.hamletcentre.org.uk).
You can learn a bit more about the "origin" of Beast! in this Fiona Gowen's blog entry.