Something to share:
School Library Journal has just published an interview in which I discuss how the process of creating comic strips plays a role in encouraging young people and English Language Learners to write, read, and communicate their ideas. See: http://blogs.slj.com/connect-the-pop/2013/01/comics/comics-creation-tools-thoughts-from-the-graphic-classroom/
Hope you find it of interest.
Congratulations! I have used MakeBeliefsComix with my students. The children loved using this Web 2.0 program.