The project is to create two illustrated characters who depict Aunt Zepha and the Mayor as worms. I will use these on the labels for the salsa and pickles, shipping labels, etc. The worms need to be mostly vertical so I can print the label information to the side of them. They need to be an image that can be separated (no overlapping characters since on the shipping labels I will use one each per side, but I will only use one or the other on the pickle and salsa jars).
These characters should be cheerful and fun (we're talking about a jar of pickles here) so use your imagination - the more personality you can draw into these worms the better.
Here are a few pointers for Aunt Zepha - she is the older, cool aunt from the 60's - gray hair (maybe a beehive sytle) with cat's eye glasses. In real life, she was slender. Although she was cool in the 60's, don't think hippy, more like Leave it to Beaver - I was the hippy then, not her.
Pointers for the Mayor - the Mayor got his name because his father was the mayor of our town when we were growing up - you can build on that persona - top hat, sash, whatever. He is about 50 now, has light red hair and wears glasses. He is built sturdy but not rotund.
For style recommendations, perhaps look at the style of Chris Van Dusen http://www.chrisvandusen.com.