We had the good fortune of connecting with Bru Langlet and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bru, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I don’t think I look at zine-making as a business, but ever since I started “floresrosx” I wanted to create a place where mexican and latinamerican queer, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming outcasts could publish their thoughts, drawings, feelings and ideas.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Everything that i do now is deeply influenced by making zines. That’s how I started expressing myself. First through text, then through drawings and visual explorations. I believe that my creative practice is an emotional extension of my being. It is pure intuition mixed with a bit of structured thinking behind. I also love to not take myself so seriously, and I think my art reflects that better than my words… I try to make things that speak to the sillier sides of us, while simultaneously tweaking something in an odd way that (hopefully) makes you question how you relate yourself to others, to your environment, or even to yourself. I try to think that change is the only constant thing in life, and my work takes that idea and takes it to the beach, to a party, to a sleepover with friends, to an intimate-introverted feeling or to a hike in the forest.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would probably start the weekend with a nice breakfast cooked by myself. Nothing too fancy but something that communicates to the other person “I’m happy you’re here, this is my love offering to you”. Then I’d probably take them site seeing to somewhere where there’s a big park or just a place where there’s a bit of nature involved. We’d probably smoke a joint somewhere in that park and lay down on the grass, or maybe sit somewhere looking at passerbys and talking about OUR ¨FEELINGS. I’m very much a sensitive person and I loooove having long emotional conversations with my friends. When it is starting to get dark outside maybe we could go somewhere were we could have a beer, maybe meet up with some more friends to chit chat, gossip and be silly together. At night we definitely would go either to a party or out dancing. I really love going out dancing. We’d probably get very drunk and wake up to a difficult hangover, so probably we would wake up late the next day, have something to eat, maybe go to the movies, and have a nice quiet dinner back at my place.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to give two shoutouts. First to “Casa de Mostras” a collective in which I participate that is entirely made up of trans, nonbinary and lesbian ilustrators based in Mexico City and around. I love being a goofy weirdo with you guys <3

The other shoutout goes to “E*S*P*O*R*A*S” the zine collective that has made me fall in love with community organizing through our passion for zines. It’s is so inspiring to be a part of something that is so deeply rooted in community efforts, and that is done with so much heart and passion <3.

    

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