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Joe Biel is a self-made #ActuallyAutistic 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." His work can be found at joebiel.net

$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

by Julia Alekseyeva, J. Hunter Bennett, Joe Biel, Raleigh Briggs and 10 more

Were you busy during 2017 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And ...

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Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel, Cecilia Granata and Meggyn Pomerleau

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

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How to Thrive / How to Starve poster

by Joe Biel

Recently, an artist friend celebrated a modicum of success after five years of hard work. Many people cheered and ...

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Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution after Abuse in Leftist Communities

by Joe Biel

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

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21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva, Lee Baillie, Alexander Barrett, Nate Beaty and 33 more

To celebrate our twenty first anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists, ...

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Pests Unite Tote Bag

by Joe Biel, Cecilia Granata and Aaron Renier

In our latest effort to flirt with you, we've designed these tote bags. They are lovingly made by the woman-owned ...

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Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Lauren Hage, Gretchin Lair and 1 more

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

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Board Game / catalog

by Joe Biel and Trista Vercher

Wouldn't it be cool if we could make a board game? We always thought so. Especially if we could use it to tell our ...

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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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$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

by Joe Biel, Aaron Lake Smith, Super Pack! and Eleanor Whitney

Unemployed? Quit? Laid off? Downsized? Fired? Buyout? Golden handshake? Graduated? Jobless? Whatever the situation, ...

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$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

by Joe Biel, Andrew Lynn, Mia Partlow & Michael Hoerger, Nate Powell and 4 more

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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How to Make a Decision (vertical) poster

by Joe Biel

 Life is full of major decisions and often we get lost and mired in the slog of figuring out what's best for us, ...

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel and Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of Microcosm’s ...

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How to Make a Decision (horizontal) poster

by Joe Biel

  Life is full of major decisions and often we get lost and mired in the slog of figuring out what's best for us, ...

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$20 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

by Joe Biel and Super Pack!

If your curious about wanting to know more things Joe, then this is the super pack for you! You'll learn that he ...

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Autism & The Re:Spectrum of Human Emotions/Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6: Autism & Intellectually Understanding Empathy

by Joe Biel

Recommended for anyone who is or knows someone on the autism spectrum (or suspects they might!), this zine looks at the ...

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$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

by Dawson Barrett, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, John Gerlach and 5 more

Want to join the Rebel Alliance? Congratulations, you're already on the team. These books will help get you primed for ...

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$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

by Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Al Burian and 3 more

Of all the letters in the alphabet, we probably have the most books that begin with a B! Here's a sampling of some of ...

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Sticker #370: If you rented here you'd be homeless now

by Joe Biel

Priced out of your own neighborhood by quadrupling-plus rents? At least you can leave this tag behind.

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One Fewer Truck Magnet

by Joe Biel

Do you lack a truck, but own a bicycle? Would you like others to adopt a sans-truck lifestyle? Make your agenda clear ...

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Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

by Joe Biel

Ah, how I yearn for the days of the trolley taking us about. We could load up with bicycles and not worry about the ...

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Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

by Joe Biel

Let's skip right to the point: driving is a hellish task, what with the damage to the environment, the expense, and the ...

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Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The image that started it all. The chainring heart is Microcosm's logo and still a fitting symbol of all we do. ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs t-shirt

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 Racer

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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$25 Superpack: Taking Back Pink

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Box Brown, Nicole Georges and 0 more

Our creative director (ahem, Joe) loves the color pink—the brighter the better, though he also has an affinity for ...

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$20 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

by Joe Biel, Erick Lyle, Joshua Ploeg, Super Pack! and 0 more

Are you young and enraged? Um, yep, we get that. You have every reason to be mad. But before you run off and join the ...

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$20 Superpack: Anarchy in the USA

by Sascha Altman DuBrul, Joe Biel, Erick Lyle and Super Pack!

A collection of books and zines for anarchists and the anarcho-curious.    First, a couple ...

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