If you were interested in the software that was the focus of my presentation, you can download it for free here. If you wish to keep using it for free, after 30 days the software will add a watermark to the comics you create (which I wouldn't see as that big of a deal).I do think this software is great for creative works, and we have discussed in class the possible importance of graphic novels to help aide certain works. This could provide an opportunity for the students to create their own graphic chapter of a novel, add a catchy spin to their research, or create an interesting mini-memoir with actual pictures.
The program is extremely user friendly. (The presented comic only took me a few minutes to create and I am by no means a tech savvy guy.) The panel templates, pictures, text, and thought and speech bubbles are simply click and drag into the workspace. It is quick and easy to learn and may even provide an interesting way to introduce a lesson you want the students to grasp and be motivated for quickly.
Here is my creation from Comic Life!