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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

Aftermass poster

Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Let's stripe those car lanes so by 2050, when cars are not so dominant in our culture, the minority who operate …

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Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

by Joe Biel Author, Jeff Hayes Contributor, Alice Isley Contributor and Rev Phil Sano Contributor

The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of …

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Alive with Vigor: Surviving Your Adventurous Lifestyle

Alive with Vigor: Surviving Your Adventurous Lifestyle

by Robert Wildwood Editor, Buck Angel Contributor, Joe Biel Contributor, Natalye Childress Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, 3 more

Alive With Vigor! compiles stories of surviving—and thriving—from a wide spectrum of contributors. Deeply …

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Autism & The Re:Spectrum of Human Emotions/Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6: Autism & Intellectually Understanding Empathy

Autism & The Re:Spectrum of Human Emotions/Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6: Autism & Intellectually Understanding Empathy

by Joe Biel Author

Recommended for anyone who is or knows someone on the autism spectrum (or suspects they might!), this zine looks at the …

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Autism Acceptance Enamel Pin

Autism Acceptance Enamel Pin

by Joe Biel Author

Show your autism pride with this multi-colored enamel pin. A rainbow infinity shape reads "Actually Autistic."

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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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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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Autism Relationships Handbook: Friendships, Dating, & Long Term (formerly How to Human with Autism #2)

Autism Relationships Handbook: Friendships, Dating, & Long Term (formerly How to Human with Autism #2)

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

Ever since he came out as autistic, people have been contacting Joe to share their stories and ask questions. The most …

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Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill

Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill

by Joe Biel Author

In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more …

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Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

by Joe Biel Editor

Punk is notorious for its loud music, aggressive attitude, and safety-pinned style. Less well known is the radical …

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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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Bicycle Culture Rising #2: The Portland Police's Peculiar War Against Bicycling 1993-2007

Bicycle Culture Rising #2: The Portland Police's Peculiar War Against Bicycling 1993-2007

by Joe Biel Author

It's the revamped second edition of the Expozine Award Winning zine of police documents, now with commentary! Last …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling

Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling

by Joe Biel Author

In the 1890s, bicycling was a cultural activity for the wealthy elite, with a bicycle costing about twenty weeks of a …

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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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big patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs

big patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel Author

What's more fun than riding a bike? Perhaps riding two bikes on a date? Let us know!

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big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

by Randy Albright Author and Joe Biel Author

In Oregon and many places across the globe, a bicycle is allowed to occupy a whole lane of traffic (alone or with a …

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Bike Shop Box

Bike Shop Box

by Emilie Bahr Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Ethan Clark Author, Shelley Lynn Jackson Author and Emily June Street Author

Perfect for the counter at your bike shoppe, we have here: • 1 Our Bodies, Our …

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Bikenomics

Bikenomics

by Joe Biel Author

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this shirt gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about the …

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Bikenomics magnet

Bikenomics magnet

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this magnet gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about …

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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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Biking Fun Magnets

Biking Fun Magnets

by Joe Biel Author

For that special person in your life, get them the gift that they can use to decorate a fridge or a filing cabinet with …

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Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Author

We feel strongly about making affordable clothing in an ethical manner as much as possible! It's increasingly …

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Bipedal, By Pedal! #3: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR

Bipedal, By Pedal! #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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Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera

Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera

by Joe Biel Author

"Joe Biel's collection of "talkies" perfectly embodies the D.I.Y. doc mantra of "just get out …

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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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Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Illustrator, Cecilia Granata Translator and Meggyn Pomerleau Illustrator

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

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Chainring Heart

Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author and Aaron Renier Author

The image that started it all. The chainring heart is Microcosm's logo and still a fitting symbol of all we do. …

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Chainring Heart Feminist Fist enamel pin

Chainring Heart Feminist Fist enamel pin

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

Show your feminist bicycle power with this enamel pin based on Cecilia Granata's re-imagining of the Schwinn …

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Chainring Heart magnet

Chainring Heart magnet

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

The image that started it all. Celebrate your love of cycling and when they ask you what this shirt means, tell 'em …

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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #10: What Happened to the Black Panther Party?

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #10: What Happened to the Black Panther Party?

by Joe Biel Author and Joseph E. Green Author

You may have heard of the Black Panther Party, but what do we really know? Here's introduction to …

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