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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

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 them …

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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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Pin #173: Free Parking

Pin #173: Free Parking

by Joe Biel Author

Grab your U-lock and get out there! 

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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 #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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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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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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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

Pin #126: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel Author

Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. 

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

by Joe Biel Author

This new issue details over fifteen years of Joe Biel's improving and declining physical health as he battles …

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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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The Zine Yearbook

The Zine Yearbook

by Joe Biel Editor, Steven Stothard Editor, Sparky Taylor Editor, Dillon V. Editor and Brittney Willis Editor

The Zine Yearbook #1 contains a representative collection of reprints from zines published in 2007 and also a …

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You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

by Joe Biel Author

The history of the first ten years of Microcosm Publishing, told in graphic detail! For the first time ever, read about …

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$100 & a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

$100 & a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

by Joe Biel Author, Nickey Robo Author and Rev Phil Sano Author

A cultural analysis of what causes zine makers to tick; what the hell zines are, why people make zines, the origin of …

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Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

by Joe Biel Author

Is it 1984 or am I going crazy from being watched by the government? Oh George, if only we had heeded your warning …

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Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: The Tour

Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: The Tour

by Joe Biel Author

Three years after the fact Joe busts out a zine tour based zine about "Cocoon: The Road Trip" from 2004. A …

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Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

by Joe Biel Author

Is your neighborhood being over-developed by yuppie shits for massive profit? Maybe this satirical sticker can help you …

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

by Joe Biel Author

Joe Biel explains four years of his life in "Brutal Honest Tea," about honest communication, the opportunity …

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Getting a Vasectomy

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Getting a Vasectomy

by Joe Biel Author

Joe Biel strives to find logic, purpose, and meaning in his existence once again. This issue is about friends having …

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Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera

Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera

by Joe Biel Author

"Joe Biel's collection of "talkies" perfectly embodies the D.I.Y. doc mantra of "just get out …

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