Brock Davis (aka Laserbread) is one of my favorite designers to watch. His Flickr is an almost daily delight and his wit and technique makes him a source of reliable greatness. This is just one example. It is probably no surprise that I admire him so.
AND by the way... I can not emphasize enough how fantastic it is that this illustration has managed to, in one swoop, annihilate my hatred for emoticons by marrying the dastardly faces to one of the best pop culture references of all time. Thanks!