As you know, almost everyone wants an interesting icon for their twitter-twatter page! I went on an addictive creative flight for a while a few months back turning my friends into personalized comic book style illustrations. The spark lasted a few-weeks and it was awesome. Basically I just doodled a sketch on a piece of paper, out-lined it with ink, scanned it into Adobe Photoshop, created a shit ton of layers and managed to poop out some colorful neat icons!
You can see more on my Flickr also!