The above illustration are various forms of an emanata.
Text or icons that represent what’s going on in the character’s head. Examples: ? to indicate confusion ZZZ to indicate sleeping light bulb to indicate an idea @$%#$ to indicate anger Emanata are different from motion or speed lines, which indicate that a character is moving.
For us we choose to use the term emanata as an expression of creative design in marketing. The expression of a company, person or organization to express emotion or to indicate an idea.
We thought it was a pretty cool word. Plus there is not a lot of websites out there with that name so it just made sense.