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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

$30-40 Superpack: Owning Our Damage Warehouse Sale! (Published Books)

$30-40 Superpack: Owning Our Damage Warehouse Sale! (Published Books)

by Super Pack! Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Ian Giesbrecht Author, Jane Goodall Author, 8 more

10 books worth $130, yours for just $40... it doesn't get much better than that! Here's a …

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$25 Superpack: Your Neurodivergent Friend

$25 Superpack: Your Neurodivergent Friend

by Super Pack! Author and Joe Biel Series Editor

Get the first five issues of the compilation zine Your Neurodiverse Friend, bringing together perspectives and personal …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #5: Interactions with Police

Your Neurodiverse Friend #5: Interactions with Police

by Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Kriss De Jong Contributor and Partly Robot Contributor

In this timely and unfortunately perennially relevant zine, author and editor Joe Biel has compiled stories from half a …

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Do Not Pet: How to Become a Service Dog

Do Not Pet: How to Become a Service Dog

by Joe Biel Author and Gerta O. Egy Illustrator

Ruby, a service dog who gave author Joe Biel mobility, health, and companionship through the most difficult years of …

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Autism Causes Vaccines: Stories of Neurodiverse Inventors and Discoveries

Autism Causes Vaccines: Stories of Neurodiverse Inventors and Discoveries

by Joe Biel Author

Just about every breakthrough discovery and some of the most innovative inventors in the history of the world have …

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No Self Injury for One Year

No Self Injury for One Year

by Joe Biel Author

You made it one year—12 months, 52 weeks, 365 whole days—with no self harm, and we're freaking proud of …

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A People's Guide to Business: Nine Rules for Success

A People's Guide to Business: Nine Rules for Success

by Joe Biel Author

Start and grow your successful business your wayUnlike any other small business guide out there, A People's …

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel Author with Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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How You Relate To Others

How You Relate To Others

by Joe Biel Author

It is not always easy to be our most authentic selves. We wear masks all the time (and not just to stay safe in a …

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Boyfriend 411: Your Guide to Emotions, Communication, and Decoding Men

Boyfriend 411: Your Guide to Emotions, Communication, and Decoding Men

by Joe Biel Author

A comprehensive guide to all the questions you never knew you had about boyfriends. If you're looking for a …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #3: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

Bicycle Culture Rising #3: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

by Joe Biel Author

In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a …

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The Autism Handbook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Life on the Spectrum

The Autism Handbook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Life on the Spectrum

by Joe Biel Author and Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

What's it like to be autistic? As many as one in forty-five people live that reality every day, but our culture …

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Understanding Eugenics: The U.S. and Nazi Plans to Shape the Gene Pool & Control the Population

Understanding Eugenics: The U.S. and Nazi Plans to Shape the Gene Pool & Control the Population

by Joe Biel Author

The "science" of eugenics—by which the genetic makeup of a population is shaped by …

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Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship, Broke the Code, & Freed a Village

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship, Broke the Code, & Freed a Village

by Joe Biel Author

During the Civil War, the enslaved Black crew of a Confederate ship was left to sleep on board overnight. Following a …

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How to Sell Stuff at an Event

How to Sell Stuff at an Event

by Joe Biel Author

So you've got a business where you make stuff—zines, books, crafts, art, widgets. Whatever it is, you're …

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Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

by Joe Biel Author and Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

Want to be a writer, but the words won't come? Do you have a lot to say but don't know how to write it so …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide to Treating People Like People

Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide to Treating People Like People

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Gee23 Contributor, Kate McNulty Contributor, 4 more

Neurodiversity occupies a similar place in the public consciousness as gay rights did in the 1970s: most people on the …

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Autism Partner Handbook: How to Love Someone on the Spectrum

Autism Partner Handbook: How to Love Someone on the Spectrum

by Joe Biel Author and Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

So, your partner is autistic. Or you suspect they might be. And you're wondering, "What does this mean for my …

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Proud to be Retarded #6: Gender

Proud to be Retarded #6: Gender

by Joe Biel Author, Kriss De Jong Author, Jo-Jo Sherrow Author and Eliot Daughtry Author

Neurogenders are gender identities that can only be understood in the context of being autistic or otherwise …

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Sticker #041: You Can't Trust the Government

Sticker #041You Can't Trust the Government

by Joe Biel Author

 Just ask any Indigenous person.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white background. Reads: "You …

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Sticker #101: Gentrification Is

Sticker #101Gentrification Is

by Joe Biel Author

GENTRIFICATION is the destruction of a community when it is referred to as "development." It is …

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Sticker #105: Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity

Sticker #105Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity

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How could anybody ever be fooled into believing that you could save anybody with bombs? This one makes the absurdity of …

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Sticker #008: Don't Support Wars Fought Over Economic Interests

Sticker #008Don't Support Wars Fought Over Economic Interests

by Joe Biel Author

 Support humanity. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black or pink print on a white background. Reads: …

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Sticker #025: Racism Is a Fear of Other Cultures

Sticker #025Racism Is a Fear of Other Cultures

by Joe Biel Author

Understand the world around you.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with white print on a black background, or black print on a white …

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Sticker #088: In 1492 Indigenous people discovered Christopher Columbus lost at sea

Sticker #088In 1492 Indigenous people discovered Christopher Columbus lost at sea

by Joe Biel Author

Columbus, you murderous fool. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white background. Reads: "In 1492 …

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Sticker #361: Don't Tread On Me!

Sticker #361Don't Tread On Me!

by Joe Biel Author

 "Don't Tread on Me" is a timeless sentiment but it has special meaning for those who find …

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Sticker #370: If You Rented Here You'd Be Homeless Now

Sticker #370If You Rented Here You'd Be Homeless Now

by Joe Biel Author

Priced out of your own neighborhood by quadrupling-plus rents? At least you can leave this tag behind. Don't let …

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Sticker #372: Is There a Nap for That?

Sticker #372Is There a Nap for That?

by Joe Biel Author and Markell West Author

To nap is human. State your allegiance to the art of napping with this lovely sticker!(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black …

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Sticker #097: My Only Car Is a Bicycle

Sticker #097My Only Car Is a Bicycle

by Joe Biel Author

For when you're happily carfree and don't have a car to put a "my other car is" sticker …

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Sticker #014: Revolution Begins with an Individual

Sticker #014Revolution Begins with an Individual

by Joe Biel Author

 And another, and another, and another, and another, and.....(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white …

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