If you still need help you can email me valgrim1333 at yahoo dot com. I just went through the process of getting this stuff to work.
One thing I would suggest is a program called Artisteer. You can create your own themes with relative ease. It's seriously moron poof (no offense). The only caveat is that to use your theme you may have to use Easel in place of Comicpress. I'm using Easel atm and it's great.
Anyhow good luck with your endeavor either way.