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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He 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. He 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. He 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." He lives in Portland, Ore and his work can be found at joebiel.net

How to Be Accountable Workbook: Take Responsibility to Change Your Behavior, Boundaries, & Relationships

How to Be Accountable Workbook: Take Responsibility to Change Your Behavior, Boundaries, & Relationships

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

Have you made choices you regret, grown away from your values, damaged your relationships, or hurt …

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Do Not Pet: How Activists Brought Disability Rights to the U.S.

Do Not Pet: How Activists Brought Disability Rights to the U.S.

by Joe Biel Author and Gerta Oparaku Illustrator

Service dogs, wheelchair-accessible buildings, and protection against being fired due to a disability—these basic …

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Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: Going On Tour

Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: Going On Tour

by Joe Biel Author and Dave Roche Photographer

Three years after the fact Joe busts out a zine tour based zine about "Cocoon: The Road Trip" from 2004. A …

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Do Not Pet: A Service Dog's Graphic Tail

Do Not Pet: A Service Dog's Graphic Tail

by Joe Biel Author with Caroline Spark PhD

Throughout human history, dogs have performed service tasks for us. Some of the earliest documented cases occurred …

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Superpack: Protest Power Counter Display

Superpack: Protest Power Counter Display

by Super Pack! Author, Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Author, Dan Méndez Moore Author, Joe Biel Author, Michael Hoerger Author, 4 more

Fuel the revolution with these books and zines that empower readers to understand key social issues and act on them. …

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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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Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Get Published, & Share Your Inner World

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Get Published, & Share Your Inner World

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

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

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Change Your Life then the World - embroidered patch

Change Your Life then the World - embroidered patch

by Joe Biel Illustrator

Show your DIY pride with this 4-inch, black-and-white embroidered patch, featuring the Microcosm chainring heart …

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$50 Superpack: Stuck at Home

$50 Superpack: Stuck at Home

by Super Pack! Author, Joe Biel Author, Dave Roche Author, Emily June Street Author, Ben Snakepit Author, Robert Wildwood Author and Bill Brown Author

For everyone stuck at home right now looking for new inputs, this bundle of books is especially put together to absorb …

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Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter enamel pin

Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter enamel pin

by Joe Biel Illustrator

What you write matters. What you read matters. Understanding the subtext and context of what you write and read matters …

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Sticker #077: Vote Republican

Sticker #077: Vote Republican

by Joe Biel Author

Sometimes stereotypes are true...

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Pin #053: Why Do You Think they Call It Programming?

Pin #053: Why Do You Think they Call It Programming?

by Joe Biel Author

The original design for this button pictured a boxy television. We figured we'd update it with a new twist for …

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Sticker #437: This Vehicle Runs on Biofuel

Sticker #437: This Vehicle Runs on Biofuel

by Joe Biel Author

Sustainability at its finest!

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #4: Comorbidities

Your Neurodiverse Friend #4: Comorbidities

by Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Author and Kriss De Jong Author

For neurodiverse folks, it's a rare thing to have only one diagnosis (or misdiagnosis) at a …

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Sticker #431: One Less Truck

Sticker #431: One Less Truck

by Joe Biel Author

All hail the pedal-powered hauling machine!

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Pin #006: Shut Down the School of the Americas

Pin #006: Shut Down the School of the Americas

by Joe Biel Author

The School of the Americas is a U.S. training facility where militant groups are trained by the US military …

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Sticker #185: Read Zines, Change the World

Sticker #185: Read Zines, Change the World

by Joe Biel Author

Read, reflect, act thoughtfully, repeat. Throw some writing and publishing your own zines into the mix and you've …

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Sticker #426: every action is an act of love or a call for it

Sticker #426: every action is an act of love or a call for it

by Joe Biel Author

A potent antidote to blame and shame, a path forward, a sobering reframing.

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Sticker #430: sorry, staring won't get rid of me

Sticker #430: sorry, staring won't get rid of me

by Joe Biel Author

Have you ever been in a place where someone, clearly, couldn't figure out what you were doing there and wasn't …

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Sticker #429: maybe honking will help

Sticker #429: maybe honking will help

by Joe Biel Author

A helpful suggestion to place on your bicycle rack, motorcycle side, car bumper, or walking cane. Because who knows, …

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The Autism Handbook: Understand Its Many Intricacies (formerly How to Human with Autism #1)

The Autism Handbook: Understand Its Many Intricacies (formerly How to Human with Autism #1)

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

If you're an autistic adult, there probably hasn't been a whole lot of guidance or community out there for you …

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$25 Superpack: Autistic Lives Matter

$25 Superpack: Autistic Lives Matter

by Super Pack! Author, Joe Biel Author, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author and Temple Grandin, Ph.D Author

There's a lot of writing about autism out there... and not nearly enough of it is written by and for autistic …

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Proud to be Retarded #4: Anxiety

Proud to be Retarded #4: Anxiety

by Joe Biel Author

The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, …

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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, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN 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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Evolution Bicycle enamel pin

Evolution Bicycle enamel pin

by Joe Biel Author

In this little story, we evolved to ride bikes. Which must be why it feels so damn amazing.

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs enamel pin

Put the Fun Between Your Legs enamel pin

by Joe Biel Illustrator

Get your mind out of the gutter! This beautiful pin, featuring a vintage bike with its message on delicate blue and …

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Common Brain Traps

Common Brain Traps

by Joe Biel Author

Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn't true. These irrational thoughts …

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What Should I Do Next?

What Should I Do Next?

by Joe Biel Author

Often wonder what you should do next? We've got your back. 

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Stagnating vs Effective Leadership

Stagnating vs Effective Leadership

by Joe Biel Author

Figure out which kind of leader you are (and then, if needed, become the one you want to be)!*Have your poster shipped …

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