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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

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

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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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Sticker #240: I don't need a war to power my bicycle

Sticker #240: I don't need a war to power my bicycle

by Joe Biel Author

Fuel isn't a good enough motivation for massacre. 

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Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

by Joe Biel Author

A real, classic chainring set from approximately the 1950s. Love your bike means something real here!

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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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Sticker #239: Car Free

Sticker #239: Car Free

by Joe Biel Author

Put a "Free Car" sign on your mechanical monster and grab a bike and this cool sticker! 

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Sticker #236: Burn Carbohydrates, Not Hydrocarbons

Sticker #236: Burn Carbohydrates, Not Hydrocarbons

by Joe Biel Author

Show your disdain for the Atkins diet! (If you are wondering, we need umbrellas for Portland winters.)

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Sticker #234: Support Your Local Co-ops

Sticker #234: Support Your Local Co-ops

by Joe Biel Author

They have yummy food and nice people! 

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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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Sticker #215: Flag Barcode

Sticker #215: Flag Barcode

by Joe Biel Author

 Americonsumer? 

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Pin #147: Evolution

Pin #147: Evolution

by Joe Biel Author

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. …

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Sticker #101: Gentrification is

Sticker #101: Gentrification is

by Joe Biel Author

.. the destruction of a community when it is referred to as "development". It is characterized by adding …

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Sticker #050: Standardized Healthcare

Sticker #050: Standardized Healthcare

by Joe Biel Author

Republicans will be quick to tell you that the national debt is a result of welfare mothers leeching off of the system. …

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Sticker #067: Something Smells Like Gentrification

Sticker #067: Something Smells Like Gentrification

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Gentrification is the process of turning old, decaying neighborhoods (normally housing minorities) into new, exciting …

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Sticker #299: Evolution Gal

Sticker #299: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel Author

Because all genders evolved to ride bikes.

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Sticker #012: If We Aren't Supposed to Eat Humans

Sticker #012: If We Aren't Supposed to Eat Humans

by Joe Biel Author

 From the mouths of stickers, come very logical questions.

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Pin #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

Pin #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

by Joe Biel Author

 "Real men don't use violence" says this button. 

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Pin #051: Viva Zapatistas

Pin #051: Viva Zapatistas

by Joe Biel Author

The Zapatistas are a group of indigenous Native Americans living in Chiapas, Mexico. They are constantly being …

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Sticker #043: Fight Patriotism

Sticker #043: Fight Patriotism

by Joe Biel Author

We've all got battles to fight.

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Pin #018: Question Everything

Pin #018: Question Everything

by Joe Biel Author

Ignorance is merely complacency. Take nothing at face value. Get curious! 

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