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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

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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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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$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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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 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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Autism FAQ: Everything That You Want to Know But Didn't Know to Ask

Autism FAQ: Everything That You Want to Know But Didn't Know to Ask

by Joe Biel Author

How much do you really know about autism? After being diagnosed as autistic and writing a book about it, Joe started to …

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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 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 #041: You Can't Trust the Government

by Joe Biel Author

 Just ask any Indigenous person.

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Sticker #101: Gentrification is

Sticker #101: Gentrification is

by Joe Biel Author

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

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Sticker #361: Don't Tread On Me!

Sticker #361: Don'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 #370: If 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 #372: Is 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 #097: My 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 on. 

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Sticker #014: Revolution Begins with an Individual

Sticker #014: Revolution Begins with an Individual

by Joe Biel Author

 And another, and another, and another, and another, and.....

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Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Renier Author and alex wrekk Author

Microcosm's iconic chainring heart, now in sticker form! Show your bike love to the world!

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Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

by Joe Biel Author

Is your neighborhood being over-developed by yuppie shits for massive profit? Maybe this satirical sticker can help you …

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Sticker #091: Bike Punx

Sticker #091: Bike Punx

by Joe Biel Author

How do you make bikes better? Add some punk. How do you make punk better? Add bikes. 

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Sticker #178: First Amendment

Sticker #178: First Amendment

by Joe Biel Author

A good little reminder to have with you at all times. Stick it somewhere, educate others. 

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Sticker #311: Evolution Cruiser Bicycle

Sticker #311: Evolution Cruiser Bicycle

by Joe Biel Author

As we ride more modern and practical citybikes, sometimes it's important to let your hair flow, put on your …

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Sticker #407: Pride: The Opposite of Shame

Sticker #407: Pride: The Opposite of Shame

by Joe Biel Author

We believe that pride is the opposite of shame. That's why we made this sticker. So that you can pass the word …

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Sticker #411: Believe Women

Sticker #411: Believe Women

by Joe Biel Author

Believe women! I mean, it's a step towards avoiding the nomination of more sexual abusers on the Supreme Court (or …

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