Brent Ritzel

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Brent Ritzel founded, edited and published both Zine Guide and Tail Spins magazines. He currently resides in Denver, CO.

In 2006, Brent posted to ZineWiki's article about Zine Guide that upon moving to Colorado's Front Range in early 2006 he started teaching a course on zines and self-publishing at Naropa University, a Buddhist university located in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Brent relocated back his hometown of Carbondale, Illinois in late 2009. He served a three-year term as President of the Fuller Dome Home Non-Profit, leading the organization in fundraising $262,000 of their $300,000 goal needed to restore the 52 year-old only dome home of Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the architectural structure.

Brent is currently a graduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the Masters of Public Administration Program, is a research assistant in the Political Papers division of Special Collections at SIUC's Morris Library, writes scientific papers for the renewable energy company he is an equity partner in, Equitech International, LLC ( and also publishes the zine "The Bucky Fuller Files" that features rare and obscure writings by and concerning Buckminster Fuller ( Brent is also Co-Director of the Fuller Future Festival (, which takes place each April at SIUC and in Carbondale, Illinois. The event that honors Buckminster Fuller's local legacy and his concept of "Livingry: Designing Peace."


Brent Ritzel
810 N. Springer St.
Carbondale, IL 62901