A New Jersey native, Eugene Salandra studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief monastic sojourn, his life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among his influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

Concept drawing of Cruella's mother, "Malevola DeVil," originally conceived as an exceedingly zaftig Margaret Dumont type,
designed for 101 Dalmatians: The Series.
(china marker and pencil on paper, copyright Disney)
Stretch
(crayon on paper, circa 1998)

Leaning Man
(reed pen and ink on paper, circa 1998)

Design for 101 Dalmatians: The Series
(graphite on paper, copyright Disney)

The Fox and the Hound 2





















































This juicy confrontation between Cash and Dixie in Disney's The Fox and the Hound II was boarded under the direction of Francis Glebas.
(china marker and colored pencil on paper, copyright Disney 2006)