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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."

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 bicycles! You're one less car on the road, doing your small part for planet Earth. So here's a patch for your ...

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Patch #110: Throw Away Corvette

by Joe Biel

Put the automobile where it belongs: in the trashcan. Society can't afford to subsidize them. The lobbies are too ...

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Patch #131: Towards Car Free Cities

by Joe Biel

Be proud of your Car Free lifestyle!

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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 #199: There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

by Joe Biel

Is it wrong to imply a sense of karma here?

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Patch #207: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Wait a minute? It's free ANY time? I may complain about getting rained on from time to time (all winter) but sometimes ...

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Patch #213: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel

Aside from losing 4,000 or so pounds on your driveway and freeing up the burden of private property imposed on the ...

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Patch #214: Ask Me About Freeway Removal

by Joe Biel

There have been murmurs that when Eisenhower, the designer of the interstate highway system, learned that freeways had ...

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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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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 #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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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 #236: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel

Ever notice how social change happens?  1) People get educated... say, at the library 2) A person gets thinking ...

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Patch #237: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel

If you feel like bicycling makes your life better, the world better, and helps you be your best self, this patch is for ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

by Joe Biel

Joe Biel explains four years of his life in "Brutal Honest Tea," about honest communication, the opportunity costs ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Fixing the Plumbing

by Joe Biel

Joe Biel strives to find logic, purpose, and meaning in his existence once again. This issue is about friends having ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: A month on the road with $100 and a t-shirt

by Joe Biel

Three years after the fact Joe busts out a zine tour based zine about "Cocoon: The Road Trip" from 2004. A ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

by Joe Biel

This new issue details over fifteen years of Joe Biel's improving and declining physical health as he battles ...

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Pin #018: Question Everything

by Joe Biel

Ignorance is merely complacency. Take nothing at face value. Get curious! 

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Pin #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

by Joe Biel

 "Real men don't use violence" says this button. 

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Pin #046: Pro Choice

by Joe Biel

Because no one should be anti-women's free will. 

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Pin #051: Viva Zapatistas

by Joe Biel

The Zapatistas are a group of indigenous Native Americans living in Chiapas, Mexico. They are constantly being ...

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Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

by Joe Biel

Sincerely, Punk Nation. 

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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. 

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