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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."

Asperger's & The Re:Spectrum of Human Emotions/Perfect Mix Tape Segue #6: Asperger's & 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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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

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 Super Pack!

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 Robert Wildwood

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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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: Van Life

by Joe Biel, Daniel Makagon, Super Pack! and Bob Suren

If you've ever been in a touring band, you know exactly what we are talking about here: Stinky feet, long hot drives, ...

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Sticker #372: Is there a nap for that?

by Joe Biel and Markell West

To nap is human. State your allegiance to the art of napping with this lovely sticker! 

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$25 Superpack: Books about Books

by Joe Biel, Greg Farrell, Katie Haegele, Sarah Royal and Super Pack!

If you're a person, like us, who loves books so much that reading a book about books is a heightened form of pleasure, ...

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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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Bike Shop Box

by Emilie Bahr, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Ethan Clark, Shelley Lynn Jackson and Emily June Street

Perfect for the counter at your bike shoppe, we have here: one copy each of Our Bodies, Our Bikes, Pedal Zombies, ...

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Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

by Joe Biel

Gentrification is going on in cities everywhere. There's a lot of finger pointing and shouting going on, and there IS ...

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Pin #221: Bikenomics

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

Pedaling our way to health and wealth, one bike and button at a time! 

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$25 Superpack: Men's Studies

by Joe Biel, Joseph Carlough, Dr. Faith G. Harper, Super Pack! and Sean Tejeratchi

Every day, the news and our own lives bring strange tales of aggressive and bizarre behavior by overlords and underdogs ...

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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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Record Store Box

by Joe Biel, Daniel Makagon, Tom Neely, Kevin Prested, Ben Snakepit and Bob Suren

This pack, specifically designed for record stores, include one copy each of The Snake Pit Book, Good Trouble, ...

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Superpack: 2015 Year in Review

by Dawson Barrett, Alexander Barrett, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Anna Brones, Daniel Makagon, Meggyn Pomerleau, Ryan Splint, April Streeter, Super Pack!, 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 Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Ben Holtzman, Corbett Redford, Keith Rosson, Ben Snakepit and Super Pack!

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 Dawson Barrett, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Meggyn Pomerleau, Super Pack!, 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 Joe Biel, Bill Brown, Ben Holtzman, Super Pack! 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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