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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 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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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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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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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 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

How to Be Accountable Workbook: Take Responsibility to Change Your Behavior

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

Accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for and to repair the harm caused by …

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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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How to Thrive / How to Starve

How to Thrive / How to Starve

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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How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

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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If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

by Eric Ayotte Author, Joe Biel Author and Jeremy Hogan Author

Over the last fifteen years, Plan-it X Records helped foster a huge cultural revolution, uniting geographically divided …

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Kittie Knox Remembered

Kittie Knox Remembered

by Joe Biel Author

Katherine “Kittie” T Knox (1874-1900) challenged perceptions of race and gender in the national spotlight …

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Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Ah, how I yearn for the days of the trolley taking us about. We could load up with bicycles and not worry about the …

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Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Let's skip right to the point: driving is a hellish task, what with the damage to the environment, the expense, and …

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