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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."

Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The image that started it all. Celebrate your love of cycling and when they ask you what this shirt means, tell 'em how ...

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Fair & Balanced T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

In this day and age of overwhelming and misleading media headlines, we present the first "fair" and "balanced" t-shirt. ...

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Kittie Knox Remembered

by Joe Biel

Katherine “Kittie” T Knox (1874-1900) challenged perceptions of race and gender in the national spotlight from a ...

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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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Sticker #313: Coexist

by Joe Biel

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

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Bikenomics T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this shirt gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about the ...

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One Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel

What's that? You have to take the kids to school, the dog to the park, and pickup the groceries on the way home? You ...

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Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland

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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Sticker #312: Proud, Taxpaying Bicyclist

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

Given how the money is doled out, you may not always be proud to pay taxes, but it's likely that you are paying them, ...

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Sticker #311: Evolution Cruiser Bicycle

by Joe Biel

As we ride more modern and practical citybikes, sometimes it's important to let your hair flow, put on your skirtguard, ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs sweatshirt

by Joe Biel

We've been hearing about how we should make this into a sweatshirt for over a decade and so we did! There are fourteen ...

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Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill

by Joe Biel

In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more ...

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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

by Joe Biel, Matt Hern and Cristy Road

It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of ...

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Patch #235: Disability Rights

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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Patch #234: Health and Money

by Joe Biel

You know, we all keep looking for more ways to improve our health and save money. But the most basic and obvious steps ...

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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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CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds & Derring-Do from 1950-Present

by Joe Biel, Gena Mason, Scotty Mylxine and Keith Rosson

These five case studies offer a chilling glimpse into the negligence, greed, murder, and at times comical ...

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Patch #055: One Less Car

by Joe Biel and Matte Resist

Celebrate! On your bag or sweatshirt!

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Patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt style)

by Joe Biel

It's true! The bicycle—it's so much fun! And if you take it sexually, well...you can work that out with your ...

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Patch #002: Evolution

by Joe Biel

By now, other than than Ann Coulter, we've mostly agreed that humans evolved from apes. But the science is still out. ...

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

A canvas patch bearing the ever-popular Microcosm logo! Our bicycle chainring heart speaks the truth.

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big patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel

What's more fun than riding a bike? Perhaps riding two bikes on a date? Let us know!

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Sticker #087: Evolution

by Joe Biel

Of course evolution went this way; exactly.

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$20 Superpack: Early Life Crisis Survival Pack

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, John Gerken, Ben Holtzman, Shaun Slifer, Robert Earl Sutter III 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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Patch #231: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel

Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle ...

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Patch #230: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel

New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state sits in a nice complement to Oregon, the unofficial "Live Free or ...

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