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.


(graphite, indigo crayon, and watercolor on paper, 2014)


FaerieFilm cel set-up
(acrylic on acetate, watercolor on paper, 1993)



FaerieFilm cel set-up
(acrylic on acetate, watercolor on paper, 1993)


The Teapot cel set-up
(watercolor on paper and acrylic on acetate, 1992)



"Stronger Than You Know" Storyboard from Disney's "Sofia the First"




























































































































I had the pleasure of storyboarding this lively sequence for Disney's Sofia the First, under the direction of Jamie Mitchell.  The song, "Stronger Than You Know" by John Kavanaugh is fabulous, as always.
Copyright 2014 the Walt Disney Company.