Alien with a Green Balloon

Alien with Green Balloon

This a short animation I made when I first got Flip-a-Clip in 2014. It’s based on the alien from a drawing game my daughter and I have. We call it “The Alien Game.” We take turns drawing an alien in various bizarre scenarios.

Alien with Green Balloon - Ted Johnson

I say we have this game, rather than had, because I believe it’s something we won’t ever outgrow—even though she’s a big girl now.

The main rules are (A) no peeking while the other person is drawing, and (B) no erasing or scribbling over what the other person has done. Also: the alien almost always has the same number of eye stalks (3), noses (2), appendages (2 arms, 2 legs), and digits (6 per hand).


  1. Chuck Reply
    March 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I love this! Big smile. I think Matt would enjoy this too.

    • Ted Reply
      March 10, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Matt is also on my little email list of people who don’t use social media.

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