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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

$100 & a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

$100 & a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

by Joe Biel Author, Nickey Robo Author and Rev Phil Sano Author

A cultural analysis of what causes zine makers to tick; what the hell zines are, why people make zines, the origin of …

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$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

by Joe Biel Author, Andrew Lynn Author, Mia Partlow Author, Nate Powell Author, Elizabeth Press Author, 4 more

Worn out by the misdeeds spinning around the 24 hour news cycle? Turn off the computer, pick up a book, and read up on …

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$20 Superpack: Anarchy in the USA

$20 Superpack: Anarchy in the USA

by Sascha Altman DuBrul Author, Joe Biel Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author and Super Pack! Author

A collection of books and zines for anarchists and the anarcho-curious. First, a couple zines: Anarchists on …

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$20 Superpack: Bicycle! Bicycle!

$20 Superpack: Bicycle! Bicycle!

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Shelley Lynn Jackson Author and Super Pack! Author

Get the bicycling inspiration and knowledge you need in this superpack, including:A short, scandalous history of …

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$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

by Nate Beaty Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Al Burian Author, Keith Rosson Author, Sarah Royal Author and Super Pack! Author

Of all the letters in the alphabet, we probably have the most books that begin with a B! Get this bundle of B books: …

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$20 Superpack: DisMANtle the Patriarchy

$20 Superpack: DisMANtle the Patriarchy

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Super Pack! Author

The first step to dismantling the patriarchy is understanding how it works in our everyday lives. Manspressions by Joe …

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$20 Superpack: Documentary Marathon

$20 Superpack: Documentary Marathon

by Joe Biel Author, Bill Brown Author, Ben Holtzman Author, Super Pack! Author and Various Author

Five great documentaries on that sadly antiquated format, the Betamax tape. Just kidding—they're all on DVDs. We're …

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$20 Superpack: Early Life Crisis Survival Pack

$20 Superpack: Early Life Crisis Survival Pack

by Joe Biel Author, John Gerken Author, Ben Holtzman Author, Shaun Slifer Author, Super Pack! Author, Robert Wildwood Author and Bec Young Author

We know that times can be tough. Crises don't always wait til you're 40. Graduating from high school or …

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Emotional Rollercoaster Pack!

$20 Superpack: Jeff's Emotional Rollercoaster Pack!

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Jeff Hayes Author, Robert Earl Sutter III Author, Meggyn Pomerleau Author and Super Pack! Author

Here are somemore of Jeff's Favorites. In this one he'd like to take you through the full spectrum of emotion. …

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Film Makin' Pack!

$20 Superpack: Jeff's Film Makin' Pack!

by Joe Biel Author, Bill Brown Author, Jeff Hayes Author, Alice Isley Author, Rev Phil Sano Author and Super Pack! Author

This is another one of Jeff's Favs Packs. Joe Biel is the genius behind the movie Aftermass. But did you know that …

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$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

by Joe Biel Author and Super Pack! Author

They say it's impossible to pick favorite children. But after stewing for a few hours on our long history of …

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$20 Superpack: Occupy History

$20 Superpack: Occupy History

by Joe Biel Author, justseeds.org Author, Mia Partlow Author, Shaun Slifer Author, Abner Smith Author and Bec Young Author

A fabulous set about various heroic and duplicitous deeds! From Firebrands to all six in print volumes of the CIA Makes …

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$20 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

$20 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

by Joe Biel Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author, Joshua Ploeg Author, Super Pack! Author and Robert Wildwood Author

Are you young and enraged? Um, yep, we get that. You have every reason to be mad. But before you run off and join the …

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$20 Superpack: Punk Biopic

$20 Superpack: Punk Biopic

by Dan Abbott Author, Joe Biel Author, Ben Holtzman Author, Corbett Redford Author, Keith Rosson Author, Ben Snakepit Author and Super Pack! Author

Don't just learn about punks who inspire, BE them. We've got the injection you need right here to build your life and …

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$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

by Dawson Barrett Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, John Gerlach Author, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author, 5 more

Want to join the Rebel Alliance? Congratulations, you're already on the team. These books will help get you primed …

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$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Lake Smith Author, Super Pack! Author and Eleanor C. Whitney Author

Unemployed? Quit? Laid off? Downsized? Fired? Buyout? Golden handshake? Graduated? Jobless? Whatever the situation, …

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$20 Superpack: Van Life

$20 Superpack: Van Life

by Joe Biel Author, Daniel Makagon Author, Super Pack! Author and Bob Suren Author

If you've ever been in a touring band, you know exactly what we are talking about here: Stinky feet, long hot …

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$25 Superpack: Books about Books

$25 Superpack: Books about Books

by Joe Biel Author, Greg Farrell Author, Katie Haegele Author, Sarah Royal Author and Super Pack! Author

If you're a person, like us, who loves books so much that reading a book about books is a heightened form of …

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$25 Superpack: Chronic Illness Support Group

$25 Superpack: Chronic Illness Support Group

by Joe Biel Author, Heron Brae Author, Ben Holtzman Author, Sandor Ellix Katz Author and Super Pack! Author

A collection of books and zines specially selected for people who are living with chronic illness and want a dose of …

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$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

by Dan Abbott Author, Joe Biel Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author, Joshua Ploeg Author, Corbett Redford Author and Super Pack! Author

A lot of our books are serious. It's a serious world! But a lot of them are pretty darn funny, too, and have …

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$25 Superpack: Men's Studies

$25 Superpack: Men's Studies

by Joe Biel Author, Joseph Carlough Author, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author, Super Pack! Author and Sean Tejeratchi Author

Every day, the news and our own lives bring strange tales of aggressive and bizarre behavior by overlords and underdogs …

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$25 Superpack: Taking Back Pink

$25 Superpack: Taking Back Pink

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Box Brown Author, Nicole Georges Author and Super Pack! Author

Our creative director (ahem, Joe) loves the color pink—the brighter the better, though he also has an affinity …

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$25 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

$25 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

by Joe Biel Author, Joseph E. Green Author, Gena Mason Author, Scotty Mylxine Author, Mia Partlow Author, 3 more

Get all the in-print entries in this long-running zine series about always weird, often scary, and sometimes hilarious …

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$25 Superpack: The Portland Pack

$25 Superpack: The Portland Pack

by Randy Albright Author, Alexander Barrett Author, Nate Beaty Author, Joe Biel Author and Shawn Granton Author

Here it is! Get yr Bicycles Allowed Full Lane patch, Zinester's Guide to Portland, This is Portland, and Aftermass with …

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$25 Superpack: Three Imperfect Shirts

$25 Superpack: Three Imperfect Shirts

by Joe Biel Contributor, Ian Lynam Contributor and Cristy Road Contributor

Here's to the t-shirts all across the world that have had a rough life and are still deeply loved by their …

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$50 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

$50 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

by Joe Biel Author and Super Pack! Author

Over the course of 23 years, Microcosm's founder Joe Biel has written eight books across a wide band of subject …

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$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

by Julia Alekseyeva Author, J. Hunter Bennett Author, Joe Biel Author, Raleigh Briggs Author, Cindy Crabb Author, 9 more

Were you busy during 2017 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And …

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(We've All Got) Baggage: Envisioning an Ideal Community and Engaging it with our own Problems and Hangups.

(We've All Got) Baggage: Envisioning an Ideal Community and Engaging it with our own Problems and Hangups.

by Dawson Barrett Author, Joe Biel Author, Joseph E. Green Author, Lauren Hage Author, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author, 6 more

If Microcosm was a person, they'd be in their early twenties, chock full of the messy connotations that this …

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13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva Contributor, Lee Baillie Contributor, Alexander Barrett Contributor, Nate Beaty Contributor, Joe Biel Contributor, 32 more

To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary of publishing books and zines about self-empowerment, we put together this …

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Aftermass poster

Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Let's stripe those car lanes so by 2050, when cars are not so dominant in our culture, the minority who operate …

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