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.


(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)


(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)




James Brandon with a Hat
(3 min. ink & crayon studies on paper, 2013)

It's teatime, kiddies!
(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)



(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)


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.

(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)