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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, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, 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. Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

Pin #126: Resist Gossip

Pin #126Resist Gossip

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Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. Don't fall for it. Let others know you don't care for gossip…

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

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This new issue details over fifteen years of Joe Biel's improving and declining physical health as he battles…

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Patch #214: Ask Me About Freeway Removal

Patch #214Ask Me About Freeway Removal

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There have been murmurs that when Eisenhower, the designer of the interstate highway system, learned that freeways had…

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The Zine Yearbook #9

The Zine Yearbook #9

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

The Zine Yearbook #9 contains a representative collection of reprints from zines published in 2007…

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Sticker #262: Fuck The Corporate Fashion Designers! Make your own clothes!

Sticker #262Fuck The Corporate Fashion Designers! Make your own clothes!

by Joe Biel Author

Why should an elite few corporate-backed designers decide what we wear, what looks good, what makes you hot or not? You…

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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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$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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Big Patch #102: Fix Shit Up

Big Patch #102Fix Shit Up

by Joe Biel Author

Another broken door or a series of unfortunate relationships? Well then, there’s nothing that a few pounds of a…

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Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

Pin #141Orwell Was Right

by Joe Biel Author

Is it 1984 or am I going crazy from being watched by the government? Oh George, if only we had heeded your warning…

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

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Joe Biel explains four years of his life in "Brutal Honest Tea," about honest communication, the opportunity…

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Getting a Vasectomy

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Getting a Vasectomy

by Joe Biel Author

Joe Biel strives to find logic, purpose, and meaning in his existence once again. This issue is about friends having…

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Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera

Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera

by Joe Biel Author

"Joe Biel's collection of "talkies" perfectly embodies the D.I.Y. doc mantra of "just get out…

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Sticker #240: I Don't Need a War to Power My Bicycle

Sticker #240I Don't Need a War to Power My Bicycle

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Whether they own up to it or not, the vast majority of the wars currently being fought by the US military are for oil.…

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Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

Pin #149Sweetheart 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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Patch #131: Towards Car Free Cities

Patch #131Towards Car Free Cities

by Joe Biel Author

Thanks to your car-free diet, you help the ecosystem, cut down on oil waste, and have a better view of the world. This…

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Sticker #239: Car Free

Sticker #239Car Free

by Joe Biel Author

Put a "Free Car" sign on your mechanical monster and grab a bike and this cool sticker! This sticker lets the…

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Sticker #236: Burn Carbohydrates, Not Hydrocarbons

Sticker #236Burn Carbohydrates, Not Hydrocarbons

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Who would have thought a weatherproof sticker would look so good in the rain? Burn carbohydrates, not hydrocarbons -…

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Sticker #234: Support Your Local Co-ops

Sticker #234Support Your Local Co-ops

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Cooperative businesses have no hierarchy! Support your local worker-led efforts, be they co-op grocery stores,…

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Patch #110: Throw Away Corvette

Patch #110Throw Away Corvette

by Joe Biel Author

Put the automobile where it belongs: in the trashcan. Society can't afford to subsidize them. The lobbies are too…

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Sticker #215: Flag Barcode

Sticker #215Flag Barcode

by Joe Biel Author

 Americonsumer? (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black or pink print on a white background. Depicts an upside-down…

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Sticker #208: Violence is to a dictatorship what propaganda is to a democracy

Sticker #208Violence is to a dictatorship what propaganda is to a democracy

by Joe Biel Author

 Something to ponder. The powers that be will find a way to control you, whether that be through physical force, or…

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Pin #147: Evolution

Pin #147Evolution

by Joe Biel Author

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

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Patch #083: Who Would Jesus Bomb?

Patch #083Who Would Jesus Bomb?

by Joe Biel Author

Oh the hypocrisy of the theological underpinnings of the military industrial complex. We've read the New…

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Pin #068: Your Heritage is Hate

Pin #068Your Heritage is Hate

by Joe Biel Author

The so-called Confederate flag has come to be a symbol of racism and white supremacy nationwide. This one-inch round…

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Pin #065: Anti-Nazi

Pin #065Anti-Nazi

by Joe Biel Author

This one-inch round pinback button shows a swastika with a red slash through it, the universal symbol for "hell no,…

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Pin #117: Question Authority

Pin #117Question Authority

by Joe Biel Author

There's no doubt what the message is: Question authority! Remember that all power is arbitrary with…

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Sticker #050: Standardized Healthcare

Sticker #050Standardized Healthcare

by Joe Biel Author

Republicans will be quick to tell you that the national debt is a result of welfare mothers leeching off of the system.…

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Sticker #067: Something Smells Like Gentrification

Sticker #067Something Smells Like Gentrification

by Joe Biel Author

Gentrification is the process of turning old, decaying neighborhoods (normally housing minorities) into new, exciting…

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Sticker #299: Evolution Gal

Sticker #299Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel Author

As we ride more modern and practical citybikes, sometimes it's important to let your hair flow, put on your…

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Sticker #012: If We Aren't Supposed to Eat Humans

Sticker #012If We Aren't Supposed to Eat Humans

by Joe Biel Author

 From the mouths of stickers, come very logical questions.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white…

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