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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

Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

by Joe Biel Author

A real, classic chainring set from approximately the 1950s. Love your bike means something real here 1" round …

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Pin #173: Free Parking

Pin #173: Free Parking

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Grab your U-lock and get out there! No need to parallel park on a bike, you're a forward-thinking cycler! Show it …

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

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Freeways are handy for going long distances, but in cities they are too often used to destroy and divide some …

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Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This handmade 1" round pinback button? …

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

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Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel! And then tell someone else with …

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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

Pin #185: Tandem Riders

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 Riding a bike in tandem is a metaphor for so many things, and the literal reality is pretty great too. Show your …

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Pin #203: Aftermass

Pin #203: Aftermass

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Because we cyclers should make sure cars have space on the road, too. So long as they follow the rules, behave …

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Pin #205: Old School

Pin #205: Old School

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All these smug young hipsters on their safety bicycles just don't respect how things used to be. Keep it old school …

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Pin #206: Meet America's #1 Killer

Pin #206: Meet America's #1 Killer

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So sinister. So unfortunately true. Warn the masses about the destruction from automobiles with this #bikepositive …

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Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

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Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle …

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Pin #208: Library Gearz

Pin #208: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel Author

 Get engaged with the world through books! Ride your bike to the library. Tack this 1" round …

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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! Cycling lovers unite with this 1" round pinback button handmade in the USA. …

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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. Hate cars? Us too. Show your enviromental support with this 1" round pinback …

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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...Drop the car, pick up a bike! This 1" round pinback button is …

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

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

by Joe Biel Author

The shirt you know and love, now in 1" round pinback button form. Buy a shirt. Buy a button. Pin that …

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Pin #213: Evolution Gal

Pin #213: Evolution Gal

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Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This 1" round pinback button is perfect if you like cycling or …

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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 tolerate it very well. …

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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. Show your support for defunding police and redistribution with this 1" round pinback …

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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! Encourage healthy cycling habits for yourself and …

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Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

by Joe Biel Author

Gentrification exists and persists in cities everywhere. There's a lot of finger pointing and shouting going …

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Poster Comic / Catalog

Poster Comic / Catalog

by Joe Biel Author and Gerta Oparaku Illustrator

Every year lately we've been making a new catalog in the format of a poster! On the front, there's a comic (or …

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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

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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Proud to be Retarded #5: Relationships

Proud to be Retarded #5: Relationships

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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

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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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