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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

Sticker #360: Being Apolitical is a Privilege

Sticker #360: Being Apolitical is a Privilege

by Joe Biel Author

With great power comes great responsibility. Use your privilege wisely.

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Sticker #361: Don't Tread On Me!

Sticker #361: Don't Tread On Me!

by Joe Biel Author

 "Don't Tread on Me" is a timeless sentiment but it has special meaning for those who find …

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Sticker #366: Making Bikes A Threat Again!

Sticker #366: Making Bikes A Threat Again!

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Critical Mass, Bike Party, Slow Roll, Courteous Mass, Clitical Mass, Bridge Pedal, Bike to Work Day, or just your …

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Sticker #367: I'd rather be reading Microcosm books!

Sticker #367: I'd rather be reading Microcosm books!

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

 So would we! But someone's gotta make 'em.

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Sticker #368: Evolution Unicycle

Sticker #368: Evolution Unicycle

by Joe Biel Author

 Our famous evolution sticker, now with your friendly neighborhood unicycle.

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Sticker #370: If you rented here you'd be homeless now

Sticker #370: If you rented here you'd be homeless now

by Joe Biel Author

Priced out of your own neighborhood by quadrupling-plus rents? At least you can leave this tag behind.

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Sticker #372: Is there a nap for that?

Sticker #372: Is there a nap for that?

by Joe Biel Author and Markell West Author

To nap is human. State your allegiance to the art of napping with this lovely sticker!

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Sticker #394: Kale 'Em All

Sticker #394: Kale 'Em All

by Joe Biel Author

Sometimes there's nothing left to do but kale 'em.Note: this is not something we advise. Kale is best eaten, …

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Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

by Joe Biel Author

A bike sticker that tells it how it is. Support animals? Support the environment? Support getting healthy? Then you …

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Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

by Joe Biel Author

We deserve an equal share of the road. Bikes are more likely to be hit on the road, very likely to be affected by road …

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Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

by Joe Biel Author

Quick history lesson: Huey P. Newton, then a budding young attorney and co-founder of the Black Panthers, created the …

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Sticker #406: Representation Means Safety

Sticker #406: Representation Means Safety

by Joe Biel Author

And the first rule should always be safety.

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Sticker #407: Pride: The Opposite of Shame

Sticker #407: Pride: The Opposite of Shame

by Joe Biel Author

It's pretty simple, really.

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Sticker #409: Defend Our Movements sticker

Sticker #409: Defend Our Movements sticker

by Joe Biel Author

Because bullies win if the good folks look the other way.

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Sticker #410: Choosing Comfort Over Difficult Conversation

Sticker #410: Choosing Comfort Over Difficult Conversation

by Joe Biel Author

Just because you don't wanna talk about it doesn't mean you shouldn't.

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Sticker #411: Believe Women

Sticker #411: Believe Women

by Joe Biel Author

I mean, it's a step towards avoiding the nomination of more sexual abusers on the Supreme Court (or any other place …

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Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

The "Sweetheart" chainring is a classic chainring set that inspired the design for the Chainring Heart logo. …

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What Should I Do Next?

What Should I Do Next?

by Joe Biel Author

Often wonder what you should do next? We've got your back. 

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Xerography Debt #30

Xerography Debt #30

by Joe Biel Author, Davida Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt, is a labor of love and obsession. This 30th …

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Xerography Debt #31

Xerography Debt #31

by Joe Biel Author, Davida Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all …

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You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

by Joe Biel Author

The history of the first ten years of Microcosm Publishing, told in graphic detail! For the first time ever, read about …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide To Treating People like People

Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide To Treating People like People

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D Author, Joe Biel Author, Eliot Daughtry Author, Gee23 Author, Kate McNulty Author, 4 more

Neurodiversity occupies a similar place in the public consciousness as gay rights did in the 1970s: most people on the …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #2: Being Taken Advantage Of

Your Neurodiverse Friend #2: Being Taken Advantage Of

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Kriss De Jong Contributor, Partly Robot Contributor, Laura Stanfill Contributor and Emily Velasquez Contributor

The first time that I met my favorite autistic mentee, she walked right up to me, declaring “You don’t look …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #3: Masking

Your Neurodiverse Friend #3: Masking

by Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Niko Boskovic Contributor, Vanessa Blanchard Contributor and fly Illustrator

The third installment of this zine series about what it means to be neurodiverse, and what the neurodiverse …

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The Zine Yearbook

The Zine Yearbook

by Joe Biel Editor, Steven Stothard Editor, Sparky Taylor Editor, Dillon V. Editor and Brittney Willis Editor

The Zine Yearbook #1 contains a representative collection of reprints from zines published in 2007 and also a …

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