Spoiler: Joystiq's commenting functionality needs work! And it starts with the default user icon. Our current "placeholder" avatar has long worn out its welcome; and besides, a mustached man in a red cap is simply unoriginal (despite all of the truly original user mods over the years; see above).
That's where you come in! Design a new default user icon for Joystiq commenters and you could become, uh, the designer of the new default user icon for Joystiq commenters! Heck, having earned a prestigious title like that, you'd have a Facebook status update that lasts all day. That's got to be worth a few hours of doodling up a design, right? (Protip: There's a DSi XL, plus a couple solid games, in it for the winner, too.)
Head past the break for entry details. Update: The entry period has closed -- we are currently judging submissions.