For this comic, I first drew a quick thumbnail in my sketchbook.
While some are hand-lettering purists, I prefer to use InDesign and mechanical typefaces for setting up my typography and paneling. I typically use Cloudsplitter by Blambot.
I copy/pasted the elements from InDesign to a Photoshop file and drew the lines from there. I use a technique that relies on a uniform 5px line with closed shapes. This allows me to color quickly and accurately with Magic Wand.
The color scheme was generated from Paletton. I wanted to capture the converted industrial warehouse ‘feel’ of this grocery store chain. Lots of reds and exposed metal tubing. However, the employees in this chain all wear teal aprons, so a goldenrod was included to balance the two colors.
Coloring individual items on a shelf is an onerous task. So I made a custom brush that swapped between different shades of the same color randomly. ‘Color jitter’ is a blessing!
Once complete, I linked the PSD file in InDesign and have a print-ready comic page! It also translates fairly well to digital media, being vertically-oriented.