Over the course of the afternoon I made a number of new icons, almost all terrible, but slowly they evolved into what is probably the single greatest icon of all time.
Let's follow that transformation in pictographic format:
First go: Tim, bear and fire. Simple, powerful. Needs "more".
Added Earth to the background. The game takes place on Earth so that kind of makes sense. Hmm, still needs "more".
Oooh, it looks all arty if I put a big version of Tim in the background. At this point I realised my "more is more" theory was backfiring badly.
Got rid of fire and Earth. Tried different sprites. Getting better, but should probably feature more FIST.
Switched in the deer instead of the bear to leave more room for FIST in the image. Feels a bit less impressive without the bear though.
Brightened up the backdrop and created a new action pose, leaving room for both FIST and bear. Feels a lot better but doesn't look like FIST made contact.
HOLY MOTHER OF BEAR FIGHTS I'VE CREATED THE GREATEST ICON OF ALL TIME.
Then I went to bed and had the best sleep ever.