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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

Pin #208: Library Gearz

Pin #208: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel Author

 Get engaged with the world through books! 

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Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

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The best of both worlds! 

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Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

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The mechanical root of all evil. 

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Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

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Let us hope, in the not so distant future...

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Pin #212: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt-style)

Pin #212: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt-style)

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The shirt you know and love, now in button form. Buy a shirt. Buy a button. Pin that button to that shirt! Go wild. But …

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Pin #213: Evolution Gal

Pin #213: Evolution Gal

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Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. …

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Pin #214: Live Free or Drive!

Pin #214: Live Free or Drive!

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Live free or drive! Even if you drive a car, that doesn't mean you love it, or even can tolerate it very well. Show …

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Pin #216: I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

Pin #216: I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

by Joe Biel Author

...and get away with it.

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Pin #221: Bikenomics

Pin #221: Bikenomics

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Pedaling our way to health and wealth, one bike and button at a time! 

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Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

by Joe Biel Author

Gentrification is going on in cities everywhere. There's a lot of finger pointing and shouting going on, and there …

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Poster Comic / Catalog

Poster Comic / Catalog

by Joe Biel Author and River Katz 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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Proud To Be Retarded #1: Autistic Pride in a Neurophobic World

Proud To Be Retarded #1: Autistic Pride in a Neurophobic World

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Ricki Bransen Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Aaron Poliwoda Contributor, Tammy Porter Contributor and Partly Robot Contributor

The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, …

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Proud to be Retarded #2: The Survivors Issue

Proud to be Retarded #2: The Survivors Issue

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Aaron Poliwoda Contributor and Partly Robot Contributor

The life expectancy of autistic people is 36 years old. The most likely cause of this is suicide. Autistic people are …

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Proud to be Retarded #3: Autistic People Interacting with Authority

Proud to be Retarded #3: Autistic People Interacting with Authority

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D Author, Joe Biel Author, Vanessa Blanchard Author, Kriss De Jong Author, Ricki Bransen Illustrator and Eliot Daughtry Editor

The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, …

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Proud to be Retarded #4: Anxiety

Proud to be Retarded #4: Anxiety

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The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, …

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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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Punks Around #3: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 1989-2000

Punks Around #3: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 1989-2000

by Joe Biel Author and Alexander Herbert Series Editor

In 1999 our show in MInot, North Dakota was canceled but the locals said that we could still come hang out. I gave them …

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Punks Around #4: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 2001-2018

Punks Around #4: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 2001-2018

by Joe Biel Author and Alexander Herbert Series Editor

Minot may only be the fourth largest city in North Dakota, but it's a key player in the punk …

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs

Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel Author

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a t-shirt? Let's celebrate fun and raciness. …

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs magnet

Put the Fun Between Your Legs magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to decorate your fridge or your filing cabinet with this fine, …

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs sweatshirt

Put the Fun Between Your Legs sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Author

We've been hearing about how we should make this into a sweatshirt for over a decade and so we did! There are …

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Record Store Box

Record Store Box

by Joe Biel Author, Daniel Makagon Author, Tom Neely Author, Kevin Prested Author, Ben Snakepit Author and Bob Suren Author

This pack, specifically designed for record stores, includes: • 1 The Snake Pit Book, • …

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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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Share the Road

Share the Road

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Personally, I'm not a communist and don't believe that the public should continue to subsidize automobiles on …

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Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Chris Carlsson Author

This is the sequel to Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration, an awesome classic that chronicled the …

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Stagnating vs Effective Leadership

Stagnating vs Effective Leadership

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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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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

by Joe Biel Author, Matt Hern Author and Cristy Road Author

It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects …

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Sticker #001: Critical Mass

Sticker #001: Critical Mass

by Joe Biel Author

Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists …

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Sticker #003: Jesus Didn't Teach Hating Gay People

Sticker #003: Jesus Didn't Teach Hating Gay People

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 Love makes the world turn, people. 

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