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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 #287: America's #1 Youth Killer

Sticker #287: America's #1 Youth Killer

by Joe Biel Author

It's true, kids! The car kills more people under 35 than anything else! Beware!

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Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

by Joe Biel Author

This sticker is pretty self explanatory. If you love your bike, perhaps you need a sticker to make sure everyone else …

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Sticker #001: Critical Mass

Sticker #001: Critical Mass

by Joe Biel Author

Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists …

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Sticker #075: Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

Sticker #075: Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

by Joe Biel Author

Bikes are more energy efficient than cars. In other news, the sky is blue.  

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Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

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

Microcosm's iconic chainring heart, now in sticker form!

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Sticker #288: Save $8,000 and smile more

Sticker #288: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

If you ride a bike instead of driving a car you'll save an average of $8,000 per year! Some studies report an …

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Sticker #149b: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (long)

Sticker #149b: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel Author

Get your mind out of the gutter! Where else would you put your bike?

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Sticker #303: Saves Money, Creates Health

Sticker #303: Saves Money, Creates Health

by Joe Biel Author

The car: Consumes Money, Destroys HealthThe bicycle: Creates Health, Saves MoneyEconomics trumps car culture any day of …

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$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

by Joe Biel Author and Super Pack! Author

They say it's impossible to pick favorite children. But after stewing for a few hours on our long history of …

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$20 Superpack: All About Zines—What, How, & Why!

$20 Superpack: All About Zines—What, How, & Why!

by Joe Biel Author, Bill Brent Author, Stephen Duncombe Author and Super Pack! Author

Combining the "How" (Make a Zine), the "What" (Zine Yearbook #9), and the "Why" (Notes …

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Pin #127: Chainring Heart

Pin #127: Chainring Heart

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

The Microcosm chainring heart logo, in colorful goodness, on a button.

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Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Don't blame the driver. Blame the engineer. Blame the institution. Blame the vehicle. Innumerable studies about …

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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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Evolution Cargo T-shirt

Evolution Cargo T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Throughout science there has been minor discrepancies in the way that different species evolve. Some become sleek …

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Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

The "Sweetheart" chainring is a classic chainring set that inspired the design for the Chainring Heart logo. …

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Share the Road

Share the Road

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Personally, I'm not a communist and don't believe that the public should continue to subsidize automobiles on …

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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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Xerography Debt #31

Xerography Debt #31

by Joe Biel Author, Davida Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all …

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Cycling Shorts

Cycling Shorts

by Joe Biel Author

What is bicycle culture? It’s what you make of it. Anything can happen: Activists educate the policymakers. …

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Bipedal, By Pedal! #3: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR

Bipedal, By Pedal! #3: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR

by Joe Biel Author

In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a …

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Xerography Debt #30

Xerography Debt #30

by Joe Biel Author, Davida Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt, is a labor of love and obsession. This 30th …

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Aftermass poster

Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Let's stripe those car lanes so by 2050, when cars are not so dominant in our culture, the minority who operate …

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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

by Joe Biel Author with Abner Smith

An intimate, never-seen-before examination of the life and death of Lee Harvey Oswald. Where other would-be Oswald …

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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

Pin #185: Tandem Riders

by Joe Biel Author

 Riding a bike in tandem is a metaphor for so many things, and the literal reality is pretty great too.

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel Author

Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel!

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

by Joe Biel Author

Freeways are handy for going long distances, but in cities they are too often used to destroy and divide some …

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Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This button? Priceless. 

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