• From Winsor McCay’s The Pet (1921)

As part of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (or CAKE, as the organizers call it), the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation will present Parallel Lines, a program of shorts that “highlight the overlap between alternative comics and experimental animation.” The selections skew towards recent work, though there are a few classics on the lineup as well, namely a 1921 short by Winsor McCay (one of the founding fathers of comic art) called The Pet and some mid-70s work by Kathy Rose and George Griffin. The current artists on the program include Kim Deitch, Kevin Eskew, and Leif Goldberg; they’ll take part in a postshow Q&A with Eyeworks directors Lilli Carré (a comics artist herself) and Alexander Stewart. The event takes place this Saturday at 3 PM at the Center on Halsted (3656 North Halsted). Admission is free.