Comics are a sub-set of pictorial narrative; therefore, all comics are pictorial narratives, but not all pictorial narratives are comics.
Comics must be the only art form where the most prominent commentators in the field (who shall remain nameless) regularly dismiss or deprioritize discussions of the art form they are engaging in.
I don’t intend to get too flag-wavingly patriotic here, but it has to be said that British comics creators stand amongst the greatest in the world.
The history of cartooning is mostly the history of famous cartoon “characters” — not powerful or meaningful stories.
Like any medium, comics has its rogues’ gallery of sexist sexist portrayals of women and of relationships between women and men.
Not every strip in the underground comics uses words like “fuck” and “shit,” and not every strip deals with subjects deemed taboo by the comic-book blue-noses.