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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

Chainring Heart Feminist Fist enamel pin

Chainring Heart Feminist Fist enamel pin

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

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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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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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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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #3

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #3

by Gena Mason Author, Joe Biel Series Editor and Keith Rosson Illustrator

A look at the way the PATRIOT act and post 9/11 security measures infected our civil liberties and infringed upon basic …

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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

by Joe Biel Author with Abner Smith

An intimate, never-seen-before examination of the life and death of Lee Harvey Oswald. Where other would-be Oswald …

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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds & Derring-Do from 1950 to Today

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds & Derring-Do from 1950 to Today

by Joe Biel Author with Gena Mason and Scotty Mylxine and Abner Smith and Keith Rosson Contributor

These five case studies offer a chilling glimpse into the negligence, greed, murder, and at times comical …

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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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Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

by Anika Ledlow Editor, Elly Blue Series Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Anna Brones Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor and Amy Subach Contributor

Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life …

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Cycling Shorts

Cycling Shorts

by Joe Biel Author

What is bicycle culture? It’s what you make of it. Anything can happen: Activists educate the policymakers. …

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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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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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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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Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures

Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures

by Liz Mason Editor, Steven Svymbersky Editor, Keith Helt Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Anne Elizabeth Moore Contributor, 6 more

Quimby's Bookstore opened in Chicago 25 years ago and has been going full tilt ever since, providing a hub, outlet, …

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Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Don't blame the driver. Blame the engineer. Blame the institution. Blame the vehicle. Innumerable studies about …

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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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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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Evolution Bicycle magnet

Evolution Bicycle magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Where did the bicyclist come from? Only Darwin would know. And he'd probably ride up on his own bike. After all it …

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Evolution Cargo T-shirt

Evolution Cargo T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Throughout science there has been minor discrepancies in the way that different species evolve. Some become sleek …

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Evolution Cruiser T-Shirt

Evolution Cruiser T-Shirt

by Joe Biel Author

For nearly as long as the original evolution t-shirt has been designed, people have been asking for a variant. Gender …

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Evolution Racer

Evolution Racer

by Joe Biel Author

Where did the bicyclist come from? Only Darwin would know. And he'd probably ride up on his own bike. After all it …

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Fair & Balanced T-Shirt

Fair & Balanced T-Shirt

by Joe Biel Author

In this day and age of overwhelming and misleading media headlines, we present the first "fair" and …

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Gin Blossoms: Suicide, Corporatism, Addiction, Creativity, and the Lessons of Doug Hopkins

Gin Blossoms: Suicide, Corporatism, Addiction, Creativity, and the Lessons of Doug Hopkins

by Joe Biel Author

"Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You"... most of the hits from the Gin Blossoms' 1992 breakout …

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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

by Joe Biel Author, Joyce Brabner Foreword and Sander Hicks Foreword

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom …

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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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How to Boycott: Make Your Voice Heard, Understand History, & Change the World

How to Boycott: Make Your Voice Heard, Understand History, & Change the World

by Joe Biel Author

From Chick-Fil-A to the Boston Tea Party, Nike to Women's Suffrage in the U.S., United Farm Workers to the …

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How to Make a Decision (horizontal)

How to Make a Decision (horizontal)

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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How to Make a Decision (vertical)

How to Make a Decision (vertical)

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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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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How to Ride Slow: Bicycling in the age of whatever topic is trending on social media this minute

How to Ride Slow: Bicycling in the age of whatever topic is trending on social media this minute

by Joe Biel Author

Bicycling has many obvious health benefits, but the least obvious one is the mindful act of bicycling. Rather than …

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