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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."

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 #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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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 #092: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Okay. We know it is fun and a little addictive. But it also hurts feelings, people's confidence, and reputations. It's ...

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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 #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

by Joe Biel

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

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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 #127: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The Microcosm chainring heart logo, in colorful goodness, on a button.

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