Make a Zine!, 20th Anniversary Edition Lib/E: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

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About the Author

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 Retarded, Bicycle 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

Paul Michael Garcia, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.

Brent is the founder of Black Books.


Should be considered a 'must-read' by anyone considering trying their hand at publishing a magazine or comic book.

-- "Midwest Book Review"

One of the most useful compendiums I've had the pleasure of reading...It pushed forward my back burner ideas onto the hot plate.

-- "Feminist Review"

If anyone needs some wise and friendly advice to help them create their first zine, this is the perfect guide.

-- "Peace News"

Awesome little guide.

-- "Utne Reader"