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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."

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Anna Brones, Lauren Hage, Gretchin Lair, Anika Ledlow and Amy Subach

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

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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Drive More, Save Less t-shirt

by Joe Biel

We all know that if cars could talk (which some of them already can!) this is what they'd talk about. Cars are always ...

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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

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 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

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

by Joe Biel

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

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Evolution Gal T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

For nearly as long as the original evolution t-shirt has been designed, people have been asking for a variant. Gender ...

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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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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

by Joe Biel, Joyce Brabner and Sander Hicks

Back Good Trouble on Kickstarter now through January 28, and get a deal on a ton of other Microcosm books! The history ...

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Health / Money t-shirt

by Joe Biel

Halfway through 2010 a stencil started appearing in the streets of New York City. We've taken that image, thought about ...

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If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

by Eric Ayotte, Joe Biel and Jeremy Hogan

Over the last fifteen years, Plan-it X Records helped foster a huge cultural revolution, uniting geographically ...

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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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Live Free or Drive T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

We've been raised in a car-centric society where from birth to death our lives operate within metal boxes. But it ...

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Make a Zine!: When Words and Graphics Collide

by Joe Biel and Bill Brent

In Microcosm’s DIY guide to zine-making, editors Bill Brent, Joe Biel, and a cast of contributors take you from the ...

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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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Old School T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

Remember the old days of carelessly riding your penny farthing around the playground after school and then taking it ...

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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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One Less Truck t-shirt

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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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 #055: One Less Car

by Joe Biel and Matte Resist

Celebrate! On your bag or sweatshirt!

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The ever popular Microcosm logo!

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