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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 People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book BusinessGood 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

How to Make a Decision (horizontal) poster

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

$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

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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Sticker #313: Coexist

Sticker #313: Coexist

by Joe Biel

Why can't get we all just get along...on the roadway? A modern adaptation on this peacenik sentiment.

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$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

$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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Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

by Joe Biel

It was requested by you, our fans, and we listen. Just like those who take pride on their bike wheels or ped feet, ...

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

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

by Nate Beaty, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Al Burian and 2 more

Of all the letters in the alphabet, we probably have the most books that begin with a B!  Get this bundle of B ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

$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

$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

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

$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?

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

$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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