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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

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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Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

by Anika Ledlow Editor, Elly Blue Series Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Anna Brones Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor and Amy Subach Contributor

Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life …

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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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Sticker #372: Is there a nap for that?

Sticker #372: Is there a nap for that?

by Joe Biel Author and Markell West Author

To nap is human. State your allegiance to the art of napping with this lovely sticker!

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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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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

by Joe Biel Author, Joyce Brabner Foreword and Sander Hicks Foreword

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom …

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Bike Shop Box

Bike Shop Box

by Emilie Bahr Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Ethan Clark Author, Shelley Lynn Jackson Author and Emily June Street Author

Perfect for the counter at your bike shoppe, we have here: • 1 Our Bodies, Our …

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Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

by Joe Biel Author

Gentrification is going on in cities everywhere. There's a lot of finger pointing and shouting going on, and there …

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Pin #216: I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

Pin #216: I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

by Joe Biel Author

...and get away with it.

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Pin #221: Bikenomics

Pin #221: Bikenomics

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Pedaling our way to health and wealth, one bike and button at a time! 

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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: 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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Record Store Box

Record Store Box

by Joe Biel Author, Daniel Makagon Author, Tom Neely Author, Kevin Prested Author, Ben Snakepit Author and Bob Suren Author

This pack, specifically designed for record stores, includes: • 1 The Snake Pit Book, • …

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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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