Chicken or Egg? – Huhn oder Ei?

Was war zuerst da? - Which was first?
Was war zuerst da? – Which was first?

Well, science – not having the answer to everything – has answers to a number of topics. And sometimes these answers are changing.
What is thrust at you today with utmost confidence may raise eyebrows or levels of hilarity of coming generations or just a few tweets away.
A little bird told me, it was the chicken that came before the egg.
This age-old enigma predating mankind itself, as it must have hatched together when the first little beak broke its way trough a calcium carbonate shell, and humankind was then yet nowhere to be seen on the horizon, has finally been unravelled?
Who was there to witness that crucial event? Sitting in a tree would have made it easier for early man to observe the hatching process and taking first bets on whether broiler or omelette had supreme rights to enter the food chain before the other. But we probably hadn’t shaken the dust off our shoes, or the mud from our fins, when that happened. Paleontologists will know better than me.
As with most things in life, it comes down to a simple ‘either – or’ scenario.
But even if the ‘chicken or egg’-question seems to have been resolved (for now), this still does not answer, why the chicken did cross the road. And the answer to this question could easily be personally motivated and is that much harder to answer.
Timewise, the crossing probably happened some time after the hatching, before a great keenness for infrastructure overcame us humans. Unless the chicken had put all its eggs into one basket. Still, the road would have had to be there first.
Very defining, though. Humans, we always got to find a way, don’t we?

And I need to find a way to show ideas in a way that portrays how, why and in whose company the chicken crosses the road in a way that seems strangely familiar, makes you smirk or chuckle and that does not make its carcasse stewing in a drawer for ages to come.
So, I am looking to find a way for a simple cartoon style with a point of getting an idea across and a more polished style leaning more towards illustration, that I can afford to lose myself in detail in for a while.
Either way, I hope you like what you see when crossing my path! The path being

Expect to be waylaid by pictures and ponderings.
And if something coming towards you from an unexpected direction it is hopefully just a punchline.


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