What if the entire animal kingdom went cybernetic?

This is like Dr. Dolittle goes Skynet. New York artist Marcelo Gallegos — whose leprechaun/kappa hybrid you may remember — has recently done a delightful series of illustrations depicting wind-up animals based on taxidermy references at the Field Museum of Chicago. » 7/18/12 5:00pm 7/18/12 5:00pm

Meet the kappa leprechaun, a tiny monster at the nexus of Japanese and …

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: » 3/09/12 6:35pm 3/09/12 6:35pm