Interesting. This is an area I'm going to be exploring in 2013 (and beyond).
Don't know if I'll call them graphic novels, but this concept needs to be explored and experimented with more often.
We recently converted Broken Co-worker into an illustrated version, and the development process was insanely smooth. I was exploring the concept further (away from video)- and experimenting with delegating to an illustrator. I was happy with the results but wouldn't mind more feedback.
I think Storyline is an excellent tool for storytellers and is under marketed in that area (hint hint). The iPad version of Broken Co-worker was just me mimicking comixology. It was quite easy (I knew Storyline could do it).
I see big time comic producers (Marvel artists and writers etc.) using PDF to publish their independent web comics ... I shake my head and think about reaching out to them-let them know of Storyline. But I'm busy, so I don't :(
Anyways. I'm pretty passionate about this direction and am excited for your project Kevin!
Do document and share your journey!