No, not even close. There is a sort of stigma associated with comics and cartoons in the west. There is this idea that you are "childish" or a "geek/nerd" if you are into comics or watch cartoons. Personally, I have never felt comfortable reading a comic or manga on the train home
In japan, however, there is manga and anime literally everywhere and it is a huge part of their culture. It is far more mainstream there than comics are over here.