Okay, so I couldn't track down the custom map sprites. If anyone would like to create a new map sprite set I would be eternally grateful and make sure to fully credit the designer. Also, if anyone wants to reposition the portrait and move his head a little higher up then that, too, would be equally awesome. I suck with portraits and just haven't the time at the moment.
Regarding the portrait on the resource page: The portrait animation is not broken at all, and he does feature blinking and speech animations, I just didn't bother to properly enable that for the preview as I'm sort of hoping someone can come to the rescue and update his head positioning before I add anything more to the preview.