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.

With a Smile and a Song


In this mid-1990's photograph, Marge Champion, dancer and live-action model for both Snow White and the Blue Fairy, demonstrates to me how to hold my hand delicately like Snow White.  Sam Levine, Sue Perrotto, and John Canemaker look on.