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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

Fair & Balanced T-Shirt

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 Autism

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Autism

by Joe Biel, Joyce Brabner and Sander Hicks

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom closet in ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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

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

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 (train) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (train) Magnet

by Joe Biel

Ah, how I yearn for the days of the trolley taking us about. We could load up with bicycles and not worry about the ...

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Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

Live Free or Drive (words) Magnet

by Joe Biel

Let's skip right to the point: driving is a hellish task, what with the damage to the environment, the expense, and the ...

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Live Free or Drive T-Shirt

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!: 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 Microcosm’s ...

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Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior

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

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

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 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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One Less Truck t-shirt

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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