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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

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 Author, Joe Biel Author, Eliot Daughtry Author, Gee23 Author, Kate McNulty Author, 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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Bicycle Culture Rising #1: Participatory & Grassroots Bicycle Movements

Bicycle Culture Rising #1: Participatory & Grassroots Bicycle Movements

by Joe Biel Author

A social history and tactics lesson about the participatory and grassroots bicycle movements and their impact and …

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Patch #244: Autistic Lives Matter

Patch #244: Autistic Lives Matter

by Joe Biel Author

From day-today difficulties in socializing, inflexible routines, and sensitivity to noises to the fact that a …

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Patch #243: Legalize Blackness

Patch #243: Legalize Blackness

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

For all that our media tries to make other countries scary--"Dangerous Mexico!" "Scary Iran!" …

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Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

by Elly Blue Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor, Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Contributor and Katura Reynolds Contributor

Bicycling has the radical potential of equalizing our transportation system, creating more equitable opportunities from …

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Sticker #036: Minimum Wage: The Latest Gateway Drug

Sticker #036: Minimum Wage: The Latest Gateway Drug

by Joe Biel Author

I miss when pot was the gateway drug.

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Patch #238: Feminist Chainring Fist

Patch #238: Feminist Chainring Fist

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Cecilia Granata Author

Sometimes it's hard to sum up the totality of who you are in a single symbol. Peace signs, anarchy symbols, …

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Patch #242: Black Lives Matter

Patch #242: Black Lives Matter

by Joe Biel Author

For all that our media tries to make other countries scary--"Dangerous Mexico!" "Scary Iran!" …

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Cat Party #2: Stories & Comics About Our Favorite Cats

Cat Party #2: Stories & Comics About Our Favorite Cats

by Joe Biel Author, Dame Darcy Author, Keet Geniza Author, Katie Haegele Author, Mardou Author and Trista Vercher Author

Issue 2 of Cat Party begins with an introduction from Katie and features five stories and comics by a variety of …

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Board Game / catalog

Board Game / catalog

by Joe Biel Author and Trista Vercher Author

Wouldn't it be cool if we could make a board game? We always thought so. Especially if we could use it to tell our …

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Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

by Joe Biel Author

A bike sticker that tells it how it is. Support animals? Support the environment? Support getting healthy? Then you …

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Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

by Joe Biel Author

Quick history lesson: Huey P. Newton, then a budding young attorney and co-founder of the Black Panthers, created the …

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Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Author, Cecilia Granata Author and Meggyn Pomerleau Author

It's getting even harder to find fair trade, American made sweatshirts and our color choices are shrinking BUT …

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Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

by Black Star Bags Author and Joe Biel Author

The latest in our line of stylish things to put on your body while bicycling, these Evolution print fanny packs are a …

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$25 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

$25 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

by Joe Biel Author, Joseph E. Green Author, Gena Mason Author, Scotty Mylxine Author, Mia Partlow Author, 3 more

Get all the in-print entries in this long-running zine series about always weird, often scary, and sometimes hilarious …

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Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution and Accountability after Abuse in Leftist Communities

Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution and Accountability after Abuse in Leftist Communities

by Joe Biel Author

What is our role in holding people accountable in cases of abuse, sexual or otherwise? How do we investigate these …

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Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

So often we are told that feminism means that someone else is losing something. But intersectional feminism doesn't …

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How to Thrive / How to Starve poster

How to Thrive / How to Starve poster

by Joe Biel Author

Recently, an artist friend celebrated a modicum of success after five years of hard work. Many people cheered and …

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Sticker #092: A Profile for Mass Shootings? How About White Suburban Male.

Sticker #092: A Profile for Mass Shootings? How About White Suburban Male.

by Joe Biel Author

There's so much political resistance and debate around guns. While gun violence has been on tremendous decline for …

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Sticker #394: Kale 'Em All

Sticker #394: Kale 'Em All

by Joe Biel Author

Sometimes there's nothing left to do but kale 'em.Note: this is not something we advise. Kale is best eaten, …

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Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

by Joe Biel Author

We deserve an equal share of the road. Bikes are more likely to be hit on the road, very likely to be affected by road …

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$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

by Julia Alekseyeva Author, J. Hunter Bennett Author, Joe Biel Author, Raleigh Briggs Author, Cindy Crabb Author, 9 more

Were you busy during 2017 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And …

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$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Lake Smith Author, Super Pack! Author and Eleanor Whitney Author

Unemployed? Quit? Laid off? Downsized? Fired? Buyout? Golden handshake? Graduated? Jobless? Whatever the situation, …

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13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva Contributor, Lee Baillie Contributor, Alexander Barrett Contributor, Nate Beaty Contributor, Joe Biel Contributor, 32 more

To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary of publishing books and zines about self-empowerment, we put together this …

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$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

by Joe Biel Author, Andrew Lynn Author, Mia Partlow Author, Nate Powell Author, Elizabeth Press Author, 4 more

Worn out by the misdeeds spinning around the 24 hour news cycle? Turn off the computer, pick up a book, and read up on …

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Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel Author

Seriously, we're talking about bicycling. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

Patch #058: Chainring Heart

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

A canvas patch bearing the ever-popular Microcosm logo! Our bicycle chainring heart speaks the truth. Originally …

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How to Make a Decision (vertical) poster

How to Make a Decision (vertical) poster

by Joe Biel Author

Life is full of major decisions and often we get lost and mired in the slog of figuring out what's best for us, or …

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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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big patch #058: Chainring Heart

big patch #058: Chainring Heart

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

Since 2002 this has been Microcosm's logo! What a fabulous way to celebrate love AND bicycling?

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