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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 #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 button? Priceless. 

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel Author

Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel!

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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

Pin #185: Tandem Riders

by Joe Biel Author

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

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Pin #203: Aftermass

Pin #203: Aftermass

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

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

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Pin #205: Old School

Pin #205: Old School

by Joe Biel Author

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

by Joe Biel Author

So sinister. So unfortunately true. Warn the masses with this #bikepositive button.

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Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel Author

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! 

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Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

by Joe Biel Author

The best of both worlds! 

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Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

by Joe Biel Author

The mechanical root of all evil. 

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Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

by Joe Biel Author

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)

by Joe Biel Author

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

by Joe Biel Author

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!

by Joe Biel Author

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

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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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 enamel pin

Put the Fun Between Your Legs enamel pin

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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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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