Artist and io9 comrade-in-hanging-out Marcelo Gallegos has tipped us to his delightful yokai mash-up creation, the Kappa Leprechaun. This little guy is the hybrid of A.) those diminutive bastards who bedeviled Darby O'Gill; and B.) flatulent Japanese water sprites. Explains Marcelo of this wee creature:
A hundred years from now, when "Leprechauns in space" becomes a genre the way "zombies" are now, auteurs will look back on this scene of a space Leprechaun emerging from a man's penis (it's work safe!) as an important influence.