Between the different designs for the machines, the quasi-flowing panel structure and the repetitive wall of shelves this was another challenging, laborious page to take on. It was a lot of fun though, and I enjoyed carrying on with the smiley face metaphor for a living organism, by having proteins being assembled inside a smiley robot. I think my favorite part was drawing the computer screens in the last panel, because they were small and easy and it was near the end! Bonus points if you can find the codons.
I remember listening to the This American Life about the NUMMI plant while I illustrated this one. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s a good one about complacency, corporate culture, cooperation and cars.