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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic 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 has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. He is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." He lives in Portland, Ore and his work can be found at joebiel.net

Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

Sticker #395: Driving Isn't Vegan

by Joe Biel

A bike sticker that tells it how it is. Support animals? Support the environment? Support getting healthy? Then you …

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Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

Sticker #405: The Second Amendment Protects Racism

by Joe Biel

Quick history lesson: Huey P. Newton, then a budding young attorney and co-founder of the Black Panthers, created the …

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Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

Chainring Feminist Fist Heart Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel, Cecilia Granata and Meggyn Pomerleau

It's getting even harder to find fair trade, American made sweatshirts and our color choices are shrinking BUT …

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Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

Evolution Bicycle Fanny Pack

by Black Star Bags and Joe Biel

The latest in our line of stylish things to put on your body while bicycling, these Evolution print fanny packs are a …

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$25 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

$25 Superpack: The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting

by Joe Biel, Joseph E. Green, Gena Mason, Mia Partlow & Michael Hoerger, Scotty Mylxine and 3 more

Get all the in-print entries in this long-running zine series about always weird, often scary, and sometimes hilarious …

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Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution and Accountability after Abuse in Leftist Communities

Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution and Accountability after Abuse in Leftist Communities

by Joe Biel

What is our role in holding people accountable in cases of abuse, sexual or otherwise? How do we investigate these …

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Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

So often we are told that feminism means that someone else is losing something. But intersectional feminism doesn't …

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How to Thrive / How to Starve poster

How to Thrive / How to Starve poster

by Joe Biel

Recently, an artist friend celebrated a modicum of success after five years of hard work. Many people cheered and …

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Sticker #092: A Profile for Mass Shootings? How About White Suburban Male.

Sticker #092: A Profile for Mass Shootings? How About White Suburban Male.

by Joe Biel

There's so much political resistance and debate around guns. While gun violence has been on tremendous decline for …

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Sticker #394: Kale 'Em All

Sticker #394: Kale 'Em All

by Joe Biel

Sometimes there's nothing left to do but kale 'em. Note: this is not something we advise. Kale is best eaten, not …

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Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

Sticker #396: Driver taxes only pay for 1/2 of the road. Give the other 1/2 to bikes

by Joe Biel

We deserve an equal share of the road. Bikes are more likely to be hit on the road, very likely to be affected by road …

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$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

by Julia Alekseyeva, J. Hunter Bennett, Joe Biel, Raleigh Briggs, Cindy Crabb and 9 more

Were you busy during 2017 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And …

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$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

$20 Superpack: Unemployment Care Package

by Joe Biel, Aaron Lake Smith, Super Pack! and Eleanor Whitney

Unemployed? Quit? Laid off? Downsized? Fired? Buyout? Golden handshake? Graduated? Jobless? Whatever the situation, …

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21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva, Lee Baillie, Alexander Barrett, Nate Beaty, Joe Biel and 32 more

To celebrate our twenty first anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists, best …

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$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

$20 Superpack of Government Misdeeds

by Joe Biel, Andrew Lynn, Mia Partlow & Michael Hoerger, Nate Powell, Elizabeth Press and 4 more

Worn out by the misdeeds spinning around the 24 hour news cycle? Turn off the computer, pick up a book, and read up on …

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Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel

Seriously, we're talking about bicycling. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

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. Originally …

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How to Make a Decision (vertical) poster

How to Make a Decision (vertical) 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, or …

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel and Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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big patch #058: Chainring Heart

big patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

Since 2002 this has been Microcosm's logo! What a fabulous way to celebrate love AND bicycling?

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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, or …

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How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

How to Thrive / Starve & How to Make a Decision postcard

by Joe Biel

Recently, an artist friend celebrated a modicum of success after five years of hard work. Many people cheered and …

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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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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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$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

$20 Superpack: Rebel Alliance

by Dawson Barrett, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, John Gerlach, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN 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, Keith Rosson, Sarah Royal and Super Pack!

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

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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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