Mizouse Balou Splash Screen
Source (required if based on other people's work):
Balou splash for xubuntu
To install, extract .tar.gz to /usr/share/themes -- I\\\'ve notices that balou won\\\'t recognize tarballs as valid archives, even with its own export! So this is the best work around, IMO the easiest too.
Splash screen from artwork from one guy based off of another guy - official credit is in themerc - I just compiled things and edited the themerc to compliment.
Let me know what you think - I\\\'m attempting to get it to a full screen resolution now, but I figured I\\\'d throw it out into the wild now.