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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

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

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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Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

by Joe Biel

Punk is notorious for its loud music, aggressive attitude, and safety-pinned style. Less well known is the radical ...

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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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big patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs

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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big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

by Randy Albright and Joe Biel

In Oregon and many places across the globe, a bicycle is allowed to occupy a whole lane of traffic (alone or with a ...

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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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Bikenomics

Bikenomics

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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Bikenomics magnet

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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Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Lauren Hage, Gretchin Lair and 1 more

Bicycling has the radical potential of equalizing our transportation system, creating more equitable opportunities from ...

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Biking Fun Magnets

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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Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

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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Bipedal, By Pedal! #1

Bipedal, By Pedal! #1

by Joe Biel

Expozine Best English Zine Award Nominee 2008! A social history and tactics lesson about the Critical Mass bicycle ...

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Bipedal, By Pedal! #2: Confidential Mad Libs

Bipedal, By Pedal! #2: Confidential Mad Libs

by Joe Biel

It's the second issue of the Expozine Award Winning Bipedal, By Pedal. Last time around we got a social history and ...

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Bipedal, By Pedal! #3: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR

Bipedal, By Pedal! #3: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR

by Joe Biel

In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a ...

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Board Game / catalog

Board Game / catalog

by Joe Biel and Trista Vercher

Wouldn't it be cool if we could make a board game? We always thought so. Especially if we could use it to tell our ...

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Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera, Vol 1 DVD

Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera, Vol 1 DVD

by Joe Biel

"Joe Biel's collection of "talkies" perfectly embodies the D.I.Y. doc mantra of "just get out there and shoot it." ...

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Cat Party #2: Stories & Comics About Our Favorite Cats

Cat Party #2: Stories & Comics About Our Favorite Cats

by Joe Biel, Dame Darcy, Keet Geniza, Katie Haegele and 1 more

Rejoice cat lovers, Katie Haegele, author of Cat's I've Known has once again blessed us with more cats to fall in love ...

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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 given ...

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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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Chainring Heart magnet

Chainring Heart magnet

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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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds & Derring-Do from 1950 to Today

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds & Derring-Do from 1950 to Today

by Joe Biel, Gena Mason, Scotty Mylxine, Keith Rosson and 0 more

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

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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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Cycling Shorts DVD

Cycling Shorts DVD

by Joe Biel

What is bicycle culture? It’s what you make of it. Anything can happen: Activists educate the policymakers. ...

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Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution after Abuse in Leftist Communities

Doing It Better: Conflict Resolution 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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Don't Be Retarded: Autistic Pride in a Neurophobic World

Don't Be Retarded: Autistic Pride in a Neurophobic World

by Joe Biel, Temple Grandin and Various

The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, ...

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Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

by Joe Biel

Don't blame the driver. Blame the engineer. Blame the institution. Blame the vehicle. Innumerable studies about health, ...

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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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Evolution Bicycle magnet

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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Evolution Cargo T-shirt

Evolution Cargo T-shirt

by Joe Biel

Throughout science there has been minor discrepancies in the way that different species evolve. Some become sleek ...

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