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Joe Biel is a self-made publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the SpectrumManspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Beyond the Music, Bamboozled, Bipedal, By Pedal, and more. He is the director of the documentaries Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk, Of Dice & Men, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film seriesThe Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy."

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

by Joe Biel, Joyce Brabner and Sander Hicks

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom closet in ...

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$25 Superpack: Four Imperfect Shirts

by Randy Albright, Joe Biel, Matt Gauck, Amelia Greenhall, Adam Greenhall, Robert Earl Sutter III, Ian Lynam, Aaron Renier, Cristy Road and alex wrekk

Here's to the t-shirts all across the world that have had a rough life and are still deeply loved by their ...

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Superpack: 2015 Year in Review

by Super Pack! , Dawson Barrett, Alexander Barrett, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Anna Brones, Daniel Makagon, Meggyn Pomerleau, Ryan Splint, April Streeter, Bob Suren, Lisa Wilde and Helen Wildfell

Were you busy during 2015 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And ...

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Bikenomics magnet

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this magnet gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about ...

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20th Anniversary Microcosm Publishing Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel

After much deliberation, we decided to make some 20th anniversary sweatshirts. It's something that we've talked ...

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$20 Superpack: Punk Biopic

by Super Pack! , Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Ben Holtzman, Corbett Redford, Keith Rosson and Ben Snakepit

Don't just learn about punks who inspire, BE them. We've got the injection you need right here to build your life and ...

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Sticker #310: Evolution Choppa

by Joe Biel

Would you believe us if we told this that this sticker was by popular request? I probably wouldn't either and that ...

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$25 Superpack: Drawn by Meggyn

by Super Pack! , Dawson Barrett, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Meggyn Pomerleau, Eleanor Whitney and Helen Wildfell

For just over three years, Microcosm designer Meggyn Pomerleau has been creating wondrous art on, in, and around our ...

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$20 Superpack: Documentary Marathon

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, Bill Brown, Ben Holtzman and Various

Five great documentaries on that sadly antiquated format, the Betamax tape. Just kidding—they're all on DVDs. We're ...

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$20 Superpack: DisMANtle the Patriarchy

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel and Elly Blue

The first step to dismantling the patriarchy is understanding how it works in our everyday lives. Manspressions is your ...

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$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

by Super Pack! , Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Erick Lyle, Joshua Ploeg and Corbett Redford

A lot of our books are serious. It's a serious world! But a lot of them are pretty darn funny, too, and have brought us ...

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Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Chris Carlsson

This is the sequel to Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration, an awesome classic that chronicled the ...

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$20 Superpack: Live Your Dream!

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, John Isaacson and Eleanor Whitney

Got an idea for a project but you're not sure how to make it work on a practical (and, let's face it, financial) level? ...

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Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Anna Brones, Lauren Hage, Gretchin Lair, Anika Ledlow and Amy Subach

Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you? Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life ...

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Emotional Rollercoaster Pack!

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Jeff Hayes, Robert Earl Sutter III and Meggyn Pomerleau

Here are somemore of Jeff's Favorites. In this one he'd like to take you through the full spectrum of emotion. ...

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Film Makin' Pack!

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, Bill Brown, Jeff Hayes, Alice Isley and Rev Phil Sano

This is another one of Jeff's Favs Packs. Joe Biel is the genius behind the movie Aftermass. But did you know that Jeff ...

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$20 Superpack: Chronic Illness Support Group

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, Heron Brae, Ben Holtzman and Sandor Ellix Katz

A collection of books and zines specially selected for people who are living with chronic illness and want a dose of ...

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Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Meggyn Pomerleau

You've heard of mansplaining, but what about manstitutions? From manologues to manversations, mantrums to manger, the ...

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Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

by Black Star Bags and Joe Biel

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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Sticker #367: I'd rather be reading Microcosm books!

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

 So would we! But someone's gotta make 'em.

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Sticker #366: Making Bikes A Threat Again!

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

Critical Mass, Bike Party, Slow Roll, Courteous Mass, Clitical Mass, Bridge Pedal, Bike to Work Day, or just your ...

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Biking Fun Magnets

by Joe Biel

For that special person in your life, get them the gift that they can use to decorate a fridge or a filing cabinet with ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs magnet

by Joe Biel

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to decorate your fridge or your filing cabinet with this fine, ...

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Evolution Bicycle magnet

by Joe Biel

Where did the bicyclist come from? Only Darwin would know. And he'd probably ride up on his own bike. After all it ...

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Chainring Heart magnet

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The image that started it all. Celebrate your love of cycling and when they ask you what this shirt means, tell 'em how ...

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$20 Superpack: Baseball & Sports

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, Matt Hern and Rob Morton

It's been all over the news for years: scandals, assaults, drugs, cheating, and worse. And these stories are ...

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Patch #237: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel

If you feel like bicycling makes your life better, the world better, and helps you be your best self, this patch is for ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a t-shirt? Let's celebrate fun and raciness. Please? Women's ...

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Evolution

by Joe Biel

Where did the bicyclist come from? Only Darwin would know. And he'd probably ride up on his own bike. After all it ...

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