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 Benedictine 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.

22 years after its premiere, FaerieFilm is being restored from the original negatives!  Yay!
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(graphite, chalk, charcoal, and inks on paper, 1996-1998)


(graphite on paper, 2001)


Elena of Avalor and I share a moment, along with a few choice magical secrets…  We collaborated on her big introductory musical number for the third season of "Sofia the First," in anticipation of the launch of Elena's fabulous new show!




(crayon on paper, 2015)





(ink and watercolor on paper, 2003)