Although aimed at schools, I think you'll find some useful pointers here:
In the last several years the comics art form has flourished, generating much interest from the literary, art and educational communities. The number of schools teaching comics is growing quickly and this site is a resource for individuals and institutions interested in teaching visual storytelling.
While many schools still hold antiquated notions of what comics are, a growing number of schools have started offering programs and classes in comics (or "sequential art," as it is occasionally called). Teaching comics in schools is a relatively new phenomenon, but schools that have implemented programs have met with tremendous success.
Teachingcomics.org is the homepage of NACAE (pronounced "nay-say"), the National Association of Comics Art Educators. This site's objective is to be a resource where the growing number of educators in comic art/sequential art can get and share ideas. It is also hoped that educators who work in other disciplines can use comics as a way of furthering their own objectives.