Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my 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)