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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

If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

by Eric Ayotte Author, Joe Biel Author and Jeremy Hogan Author

Over the last fifteen years, Plan-it X Records helped foster a huge cultural revolution, uniting geographically divided …

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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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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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Live Free or Drive T-Shirt

Live Free or Drive T-Shirt

by Joe Biel Author

We've been raised in a car-centric society where from birth to death our lives operate within metal boxes. But it …

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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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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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Old School T-Shirt

Old School T-Shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Remember the old days of carelessly riding your penny farthing around the playground after school and then taking it …

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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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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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One Less Truck t-shirt

One Less Truck t-shirt

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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Patch #002: Evolution

Patch #002: Evolution

by Joe Biel Author

By now, other than than Ann Coulter, we've mostly agreed that humans evolved from apes. But the science is still …

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Patch #055: One Less Car

Patch #055: One Less Car

by Joe Biel Author and Matte Resist Author

Celebrate bicycles! You're one less car on the road, doing your small part for planet Earth. So here's a patch …

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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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Patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt style)

Patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt style)

by Joe Biel Author

It's true! The bicycle—it's so much fun! And if you take it sexually, well...you can work that out with …

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Patch #092: Resist Gossip

Patch #092: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel Author

Okay. We know it is fun and a little addictive. But it also hurts feelings, people's confidence, and reputations. …

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Patch #102: Fix Shit Up

Patch #102: Fix Shit Up

by Joe Biel Author

Are you tired of fucking shit up? Well, time to fix all that is broken to prove we are DIY punks.

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Patch #110: Throw Away Corvette

Patch #110: Throw 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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Patch #131: Towards Car Free Cities

Patch #131: Towards Car Free Cities

by Joe Biel Author

Be proud of your Car Free lifestyle!

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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 #199: There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

Patch #199: There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

by Joe Biel Author

Is it wrong to imply a sense of karma here?

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Patch #207: Free Parking

Patch #207: Free Parking

by Joe Biel Author

Wait a minute? It's free ANY time? I may complain about getting rained on from time to time (all winter) but …

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Patch #213: Save $8,000 and smile more

Patch #213: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

Aside from losing 4,000 or so pounds on your driveway and freeing up the burden of private property imposed on the …

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Patch #214: Ask Me About Freeway Removal

Patch #214: Ask Me About Freeway Removal

by Joe Biel Author

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

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Patch #230: Live Free or Drive

Patch #230: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel Author

New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state sits in a nice complement to Oregon, the unofficial …

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Patch #231: One Less/Fewer Truck

Patch #231: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel Author

Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle …

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Patch #234: Health and Money

Patch #234: Health and Money

by Joe Biel Author

You know, we all keep looking for more ways to improve our health and save money. But the most basic and obvious steps …

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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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Patch #236: Library Gearz

Patch #236: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel Author

Ever notice how social change happens? 1) People get educated... say, at the library2) A person gets thinking …

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