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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

Bikenomics magnet

Bikenomics magnet

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this magnet gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about …

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Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Author

We feel strongly about making affordable clothing in an ethical manner as much as possible! It's increasingly …

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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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Sticker #310: Evolution Choppa

Sticker #310: Evolution Choppa

by Joe Biel Author

Would you believe us if we told this that this sticker was by popular request? I probably wouldn't either and that …

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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: 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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$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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Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Chris Carlsson Author

This is the sequel to Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration, an awesome classic that chronicled the …

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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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$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: 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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$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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Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior

Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Meggyn Pomerleau Illustrator

You've heard of mansplaining, but what about manstitutions? From manologues to manversations, mantrums to manger, …

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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 #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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Biking Fun Magnets

Biking Fun Magnets

by Joe Biel Author

For that special person in your life, get them the gift that they can use to decorate a fridge or a filing cabinet with …

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs magnet

Put the Fun Between Your Legs magnet

by Joe Biel Author

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to decorate your fridge or your filing cabinet with this fine, …

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Chainring Heart magnet

Chainring Heart magnet

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

The image that started it all. Celebrate your love of cycling and when they ask you what this shirt means, tell 'em …

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Evolution Bicycle magnet

Evolution Bicycle magnet

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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Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

by Joe Biel Author, Jeff Hayes Contributor, Alice Isley Contributor and Rev Phil Sano Contributor

The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of …

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Patch #237: Evolution Gal

Patch #237: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel Author

If you feel like bicycling makes your life better, the world better, and helps you be your best self, this patch is for …

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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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Fair & Balanced T-Shirt

Fair & Balanced T-Shirt

by Joe Biel Author

In this day and age of overwhelming and misleading media headlines, we present the first "fair" and …

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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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Kittie Knox Remembered

Kittie Knox Remembered

by Joe Biel Author

Katherine “Kittie” T Knox (1874-1900) challenged perceptions of race and gender in the national spotlight …

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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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Bikenomics

Bikenomics

by Joe Biel Author

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this shirt gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about the …

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One Fewer Truck

One Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel Author

What's that? You have to take the kids to school, the dog to the park, and pickup the groceries on the way home? …

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Sticker #312: Proud, Taxpaying Bicyclist

Sticker #312: Proud, Taxpaying Bicyclist

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Given how the money is doled out, you may not always be proud to pay taxes, but it's likely that you are paying …

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