This strip was one of my first, done back in 1982 while still in Upstate New York. Also unearthed (in a recent excavation of the mulch-pile known as storage) was the preliminary rough.
One can see how the preoccupation with such Big Questions eventually led me to become a philosophy major in college. That is, after dropping out of highschool.
That and also probably illustrates why I used to flunk art classes.
"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it." - Bertrand Russell