The Chicago Irregulars are a loose confederacy of Chicago-area creative types, with an empahsis on illustrators and cartoonists, but room for pretty much anyone. There are more of us than I've got listed here, but these are the people with sites featuring their work.
We're not good for much other than getting together, eating Thai food and taking up too much space, but maybe that'll change one day. Then again, maybe not.
We have a mailing list, and we tend to meet up once or twice a week. If you're an interested local, drop us a line. We're not as lame as I make us sound.
Link to Templar, Arizona!