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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

The Autism Relationships Handbook: How to Thrive in Friendships, Dating, and Love

The Autism Relationships Handbook: How to Thrive in Friendships, Dating, and Love

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper Author

Ever since Joe came out as autistic, people have been sharing their stories and asking questions. The most …

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Patch #194: Punk Rock Saved My Life

Patch #194: Punk Rock Saved My Life

by Joe Biel Author

Punk rock saved my life, too. Tell the world with this canvas patch with rough-cut edges. Patches come in a variety of …

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Patch #088: Read Zines, Change the World

Patch #088: Read Zines, Change the World

by Joe Biel Author

Even if you didn't grow up in the 90s, tapping your heart out on an old typewriter and cutting and pasting the …

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Sticker #453: Be interested instead of trying to be interesting

Sticker #453: Be interested instead of trying to be interesting

by Joe Biel Author

Curiosity is the best superpower. It opens doors, creates conversations, and means you'll never, ever be bored …

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

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

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper Author

Accountability means accepting responsibility for your actions and repairing any harm you have done. This …

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Proud to be Retarded #5: Relationships

Proud to be Retarded #5: Relationships

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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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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Change Your Life then the World - embroidered patch

Change Your Life then the World - embroidered patch

by Joe Biel Illustrator

Woa calm down hot stuff! We get that you want to change the world, but why not try on changing your life first …

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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

Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

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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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

Who needs a truck when you've got a cargo bike? All hail the pedal-powered hauling machine! (Sturdy vinyl …

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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 #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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$25 Superpack: Autistic Lives Matter

$25 Superpack: Autistic Lives Matter

by Super Pack! Author, Joe Biel Author, Faith G. Harper 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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Evolution Bicycle

Evolution Bicycle

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

Put the Fun Between Your Legs

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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Scarcity vs Abundance Thinking

Scarcity vs Abundance Thinking

by Joe Biel Author

Put things into perspective and make sure you're on the right track. Life's too short not to be the best person …

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How to Recognize What You Need

How to Recognize What You Need

by Joe Biel Author

Having trouble figuring out what you need? Self-care is not a binary. Often—especially if you aren't …

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Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

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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Punk Damage: How The Punk Scene Gave Me Tools and Hope - Once It Stopped Screwing Me Up

Punk Damage: How The Punk Scene Gave Me Tools and Hope - Once It Stopped Screwing Me Up

by Joe Biel Author

In 2013, when John Roderick’s “Punk Rock is Bullshit: How a Toxic Social Movement Poisoned Our …

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