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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

Sticker #408: Purebread Princess

Sticker #408: Purebread Princess

by Joe Biel Author

You had me at "bread."

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Sticker #409: Defend Our Movements

Sticker #409: Defend Our Movements

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Because bullies win when we look the other way.

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Sticker #411: Believe Women

Sticker #411: Believe Women

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I mean, it's a step towards avoiding the nomination of more sexual abusers on the Supreme Court (or any other place …

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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

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

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Sticker #429: maybe honking will help

Sticker #429: maybe honking will help

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

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

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

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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 #431: One Less Truck

Sticker #431: One Less Truck

by Joe Biel Author

All hail the pedal-powered hauling machine!

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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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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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Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

The "Sweetheart" chainring is a classic chainring set that inspired the design for the Chainring Heart logo. …

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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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Xerography Debt #30

Xerography Debt #30

by Joe Biel Author, Davida Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt, is a labor of love and obsession. This 30th …

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Xerography Debt #31

Xerography Debt #31

by Joe Biel Author, Davida Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all …

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Xerography Debt #43

Xerography Debt #43

by Davida Breier Series Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Gavin Grant Contributor, AJ Michel Contributor, Anne Thalheimer Contributor and Liz Mason Contributor

With so many zines out there, it can be hard to know which one to read, let alone discover new ones. Xerography #43 has …

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You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

by Joe Biel Author

The history of the first ten years of Microcosm Publishing, told in graphic detail! For the first time ever, read about …

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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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Your Neurodiverse Friend #2: Being Taken Advantage Of

Your Neurodiverse Friend #2: Being Taken Advantage Of

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Kriss De Jong Contributor, Partly Robot Contributor, Laura Stanfill Contributor and Emily Velasquez Contributor

The first time that I met my favorite autistic mentee, she walked right up to me, declaring “You don’t look …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #3: Masking

Your Neurodiverse Friend #3: Masking

by Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Niko Boskovic Contributor, Vanessa Blanchard Contributor and fly Illustrator

The third installment of this zine series about what it means to be neurodiverse, and what the neurodiverse …

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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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The Zine Yearbook

The Zine Yearbook

by Joe Biel Editor, Steven Stothard Editor, Sparky Taylor Editor, Dillon V. Editor and Brittney Willis Editor

The Zine Yearbook #9 contains a representative collection of reprints from zines published in 2007 …

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