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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." His work can be found at joebiel.net

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

by Joe Biel, Nickey Robo and Rev Phil Sano

Four years in the making, the third version of this mildly exciting talkie/video features newer, cleaner, re-mastered ...

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$20 Superpack: All About Zines—What, How, & Why!

by Joe Biel, Bill Brent, Stephen Duncombe and Super Pack!

Combining the "How" (Make a Zine: When Words and Graphics Collide), the "What" (Zine Yearbook #9), and the "Why" (Notes ...

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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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$20 Superpack: Baseball & Sports

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

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

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$20 Superpack: Chronic Illness Support Group

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

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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$20 Superpack: DisMANtle the Patriarchy

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Super Pack!

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

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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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$20 Superpack: Early Life Crisis Survival Pack

by Joe Biel, John Gerken, Ben Holtzman, Shaun Slifer, Super Pack!, Robert Wildwood and Bec Young

We know that times can be tough. Crises don't always wait til you're 40. Graduating from high school or college, trying ...

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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 how he makes ...

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Emotional Rollercoaster Pack!

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

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

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: Joe's Faves

by Joe Biel and Super Pack!

They say it's impossible to pick favorite children. But after stewing for a few hours on our long history of ...

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$20 Superpack: Live Your Dream!

by Joe Biel, John Isaacson, Super Pack! 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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$20 Superpack: Occupy History

by Joe Biel, justseeds.org, Mia Partlow & Michael Hoerger, Shaun Slifer, Abner Smith and Bec Young

A fabulous set about various heroic and duplicitous deeds! From Firebrands to all six in print volumes of the CIA Makes ...

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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: 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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

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

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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$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: 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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$25 Superpack: The Portland Pack

by Randy Albright, Alexander Barrett, Nate Beaty, Joe Biel and Shawn Granton

Here it is! Get yr Bicycles Allowed Full Lane patch, Zinester's Guide to Portland, This is Portland, and Aftermass with ...

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13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Sampler

by Joe Biel

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

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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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Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel and Matt Gauck

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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Aftermass t-shirt

by Joe Biel and Matt Gauck

Personally, I'm not a communist and don't believe that the public should continue to subsidize automobiles on the ...

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Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

by Joe Biel, Jeff Hayes, Alice Isley and Rev Phil Sano

The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of ...

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Alive with Vigor: Surviving Your Adventurous Lifestyle

by Buck Angel, Joe Biel, Natalye Childress, Lauren Hage, Ayun Halliday, Anna Ricklin, Ashley Rowe and Robert Wildwood

Alive With Vigor! compiles stories of surviving—and thriving—from a wide spectrum of contributors. Deeply personal ...

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