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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

Chainring Heart Feminist Fist

Chainring Heart Feminist Fist

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Cecilia Granata Illustrator

Show your feminist bicycle power with this enamel pin based on Cecilia Granata's re-imagining of the Schwinn bicycle…

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big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

big patch #101Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

by Randy Albright Author and Joe Biel Author

In Oregon and many places across the globe, a bicycle is allowed to occupy a whole lane of traffic (alone or with a…

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Bicycle Culture Rising #2: The Portland Police's Peculiar War Against Bicycling 1993-2007

Bicycle Culture Rising #2: The Portland Police's Peculiar War Against Bicycling 1993-2007

by Joe Biel Author

It's the revamped second edition of the Expozine Award Winning zine of police documents, now with commentary! Last…

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A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

by Joe Biel Author

Plan out your publishing empire, from mission to budgets, with this workbook companion to Joe Biel's A People's…

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$50 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

$50 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

by Joe Biel Author and Super Pack! Author

Over the course of 23 years, Microcosm's founder Joe Biel has written eight books across a wide band of subject…

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Bicycle Culture Rising #1: Participatory & Grassroots Bicycle Movements

Bicycle Culture Rising #1: Participatory & Grassroots Bicycle Movements

by Joe Biel Author

A social history and tactics lesson about the participatory and grassroots bicycle movements and their impact and…

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Patch #244: Autistic Lives Matter

Patch #244Autistic Lives Matter

by Joe Biel Author

From day-to-day difficulties in socializing, inflexible routines, and sensitivity to noises to the fact that a…

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Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

by Elly Blue Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor, Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Contributor and Katura Reynolds Contributor

Bicycling has the radical potential of equalizing our transportation system, creating more equitable opportunities from…

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Sticker #036: Minimum Wage: The Latest Gateway Drug

Sticker #036Minimum Wage: The Latest Gateway Drug

by Joe Biel Author

Minimum wage is so far below a living wage, that it's no wonder people turn to mind-altering substances to distract…

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Patch #238: Feminist Chainring Fist

Patch #238Feminist Chainring Fist

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Cecilia Granata Author

Sometimes it's hard to sum up the totality of who you are in a single symbol. Peace signs, anarchy symbols,…

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Xerography Debt #43

Xerography Debt #43

by Davida G. Breier Series Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Gavin Grant Contributor, AJ Michel Contributor, Anne Thalheimer Contributor and Liz Mason Contributor

With so many zines out there, it can be hard to know which one to read, let alone discover new ones. Xerography #43 has…

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Cat Party #2: Stories & Comics About Our Favorite Cats

Cat Party #2: Stories & Comics About Our Favorite Cats

by Joe Biel Contributor, Dame Darcy Contributor, Keet Geniza Contributor, Katie Haegele Editor, Mardou Contributor and River Katz Contributor

Five stories and comics by a variety of creators about beloved kitties, in the spirit of Katie Haegele's Cats…

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Poster Comic / Catalog

Poster Comic / Catalog

by Joe Biel Author and Gerta O. Egy Illustrator

Every year lately we've been making a new catalog in the format of a poster! On the front, there's a comic (or…

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Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

Sticker #395Driving Isn't Vegan

by Joe Biel Author

A bike sticker that tells it how it is: driving hurts the animals. Support animals? Support the environment? Then you…

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Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

Sticker #405The Second Amendment Protects Racism

by Joe Biel Author

The second amendment is racist at its core. Not only has the right to bear arms been upheld to favor white gun ownership…

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Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel Illustrator, Cecilia Granata Translator and Meggyn Pomerleau Illustrator

It's getting even harder to find fair trade, American made sweatshirts and our color choices are shrinking BUT given…

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Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

by Black Star Bags Author and Joe Biel Author

The latest in our line of stylish things to put on your body while bicycling, these Evolution print fanny packs are a…

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$30 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

$30 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

by Joe Biel Author, Joseph E. Green Author, Mia Partlow Author, Nate Powell Author, Super Pack! Author and Michael Hoerger Author

Get all the in-print entries in this long-running zine series about always weird, often scary, and sometimes hilarious…

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Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution and Accountability after Abuse in Leftist Communities

Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution and Accountability after Abuse in Leftist Communities

by Joe Biel Author

What is our role in holding people accountable in cases of abuse, sexual or otherwise? How do we investigate these…

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Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

Patch #241My Feminism Helps You Too

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

So often we are told that feminism means that someone else is losing something or that we are another crazy chick on the…

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How to Thrive / How to Starve

How to Thrive / How to Starve

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

Sticker #092A 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 #394Kale 'Em All

by Joe Biel Author

When you can no longer kale 'em with kindness, kale 'em all! Show your support for leafy greens with this…

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Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

Sticker #396Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

by Joe Biel Author

Drivers aren't the only ones paying taxes! Plus, bikes are more likely to be hit on the road, very likely to be…

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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, Moe Bowstern Contributor, Alexander Barrett Contributor, Nate Beaty 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, Mia Partlow Author, Nate Powell Author, Abner Smith Author, Super Pack! Author, Kristian Williams Author and Benjamin Arthur Ellis Author

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 #197Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel Author

Common like seriously, we're talking about bicycling. Get your mind out of the gutter and out into the streets.…

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

Patch #058Chainring 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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