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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 #092: A Profile for Mass Shootings? How About White Suburban Male.

Sticker #092: A Profile for Mass Shootings? How About White Suburban Male.

by Joe Biel Author

There's so much political resistance and debate around guns. While gun violence has been on tremendous decline for …

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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 #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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$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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$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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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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$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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Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel Author

Seriously, we're talking about bicycling. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

Patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Renier Author and alex wrekk Author

A canvas patch bearing the ever-popular Microcosm logo! Our bicycle chainring heart speaks the truth. Originally …

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How to Make a Decision (vertical)

How to Make a Decision (vertical)

by Joe Biel Author

Life is full of major decisions and often we get lost and mired in the slog of figuring out what's best for us, or …

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel Author with Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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big patch #058: Chainring Heart

big patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Renier Author and alex wrekk Author

Since 2002 this has been Microcosm's logo! What a fabulous way to celebrate love AND bicycling?

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How to Make a Decision (horizontal)

How to Make a Decision (horizontal)

by Joe Biel Author

Life is full of major decisions and often we get lost and mired in the slog of figuring out what's best for us, or …

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How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

by Joe Biel Author

Recently, an artist friend celebrated a modicum of success after five years of hard work. Many people cheered and …

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Sticker #313: Coexist

Sticker #313: Coexist

by Joe Biel Author

Why can't get we all just get along...on the roadway? A modern adaptation on this peacenik sentiment.

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Autism & The Re:Spectrum of Human Emotions/Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6: Autism & Intellectually Understanding Empathy

Autism & The Re:Spectrum of Human Emotions/Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6: Autism & Intellectually Understanding Empathy

by Joe Biel Author

Recommended for anyone who is or knows someone on the autism spectrum (or suspects they might!), this zine looks at the …

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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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Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

by Joe Biel Author

It was requested by you, our fans, and we listen. Just like those who take pride on their bike wheels or ped feet, …

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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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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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One Fewer Truck Magnet

One Fewer Truck Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Do you lack a truck, but own a bicycle? Would you like others to adopt a sans-truck lifestyle? Make your agenda clear …

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Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Ah, how I yearn for the days of the trolley taking us about. We could load up with bicycles and not worry about the …

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Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Let's skip right to the point: driving is a hellish task, what with the damage to the environment, the expense, and …

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Chainring Heart

Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author and Aaron Renier Author

The image that started it all. The chainring heart is Microcosm's logo and still a fitting symbol of all we do. …

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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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Evolution Racer

Evolution Racer

by Joe Biel Author

Where did the bicyclist come from? Only Darwin would know. And he'd probably ride up on his own bike. After all it …

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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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$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: 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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