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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

Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Anna Brones, Lauren Hage and 2 more

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 0 more

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 Autism

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 and 1 more

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 #216: I'm Going To Kick Your Ass

by Joe Biel

...and get away with it.

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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 0 more

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 and 5 more

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 and 1 more

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

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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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Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel

We feel strongly about making affordable clothing in an ethical manner as much as possible! It's increasingly difficult ...

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$20 Superpack: Punk Biopic

by Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Ben Holtzman, Corbett Redford and 2 more

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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$20 Superpack: Documentary Marathon

by Joe Biel, Bill Brown, Ben Holtzman, Super Pack! and 0 more

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 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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$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

by Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Erick Lyle, Joshua Ploeg and 1 more

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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Sticker #368: Evolution Unicycle

by Joe Biel

 Our famous evolution sticker, now with your friendly neighborhood unicycle.

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Emotional Rollercoaster Pack!

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Jeff Hayes, Robert Earl Sutter III and 1 more

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 and 1 more

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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$25 Superpack: Chronic Illness Support Group

by Joe Biel, Heron Brae, Ben Holtzman, Sandor Ellix Katz and 0 more

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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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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