Hey, my name is Miguel Baltazar! I am currently working as a Storyboard Revisionist at Netflix Animation Studios. Previously I was at DreamWorks Animation Television as a Storyboard Revisionist on Boss Baby: Back in Business. I am also a Cal State Fullerton Alumni, Class of 2018.
My inspiration to draw and create stems from the enjoyment and wonder when my parents popped in Toy Story into the VHS. From that day on, 4-year-old me wanted to be an artist. A lot of my storyboard work comes from my love for both video games and movies that have impacted me through my childhood, with their levels of emotion ranging from impactful moments of desperation to subtle bits of subtext that the characters would express. All these aspects of film and storytelling have molded my storyboarding, pushing me to incorporate that level of range and emotion in my work. My goal is to embrace all aspects of my personality i.e. silly or serious, creating a connection with people that will hopefully resonate. Being Mexican American in animation, there is also an obligation for me to inspire other fellow Chicanos and Chicanas to tell their own stories through art. I love my culture and that is a huge aspect of my work that I want to convey to everybody, whether through animation or comics. What I ultimately want people to take away from my work is this: Emotion. Emotion is often cast aside as a flaw but I showcase it as a beautiful trait in my artwork. Feelings are beautiful and animation is my way of being able to express that and is a culmination of the wonder I felt as a kid and the love I have for Mexican culture.
I hope that your time visiting this website leaves you inspired and ready to tackle that story you want to tell.