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 herbs, Yoga and meditation, musical theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and veggie cooking.

Cel set-up from Gnome Filmworks
(ink and paint on acetate over watercolor on paper, circa 1992, c. Jason Sperling)
Cel of Tommy from Land of Imagination
(ink and paint on acetate, c. 1987 Eugene Salandra)