If you look at the example shown in the Wikipedia article, you'll see that the characters do not speak.2. a theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions
3. action without words as a means of expression
It seems to be a slightly different interpretation from Myridon's, but I offer it for what it's worth. (I've never heard of 'drawing in pantomime', either)
Did you look at the example in the link above? It has a written sign of the words the character wants to say. There is no official body governing the usage of the word. Marcel Marceau was the only person to speak in "Silent Movie" and they didn't take away his mime club membership card.I was wondering if you would loosely call this multiple-panel comic strip from "Old Master Q" as pantomime. It carries no caption but there's a title that helps reader understand the story on top of the panel. Does "pantomime" have to be devoid of any written signs including "a title"?
Just to close the loop, that was entry #1 in the dictionaryThis is a specifically American meaning of "pantomime". To be distinguished from the British meaning "fairy-tale stage show".
1) (in Britain) a kind of play performed at Christmas time characterized by farce, music, lavish sets, stock roles, and topical jokes