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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."

Xerography Debt #31

by Joe Biel, Davida Breier and Al Burian

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all involved. Now on ...

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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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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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Xerography Debt #30

by Joe Biel, Davida Breier and Al Burian

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt, is a labor of love and obsession. Now on its 30th ...

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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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Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel and Matt Gauck

Let's stripe those car lanes so by 2050, when cars are not so dominant in our culture, the minority who operate them ...

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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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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

by Joe Biel

 Riding a bike in tandem is a metaphor for so many things, and the literal reality is pretty great too.

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel

Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel!

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Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This button? Priceless. 

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

by Joe Biel

Freeways are handy for going long distances, but in cities they are too often used to destroy and divide some ...

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Pin #173: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Grab your U-lock and get out there! 

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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 #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 #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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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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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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Xerography Debt #26

by Joe Biel and Davida Breier

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt, is a labor of love and obsession. Now on its 26th ...

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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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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

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

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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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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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13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Sampler

by Joe Biel

To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists. ...

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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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You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week You Want (In Your Underwear)!!

by Joe Biel

The history of the first ten years of Microcosm Publishing, told in graphic detail! For the first time ever, read about ...

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$100 & A T-Shirt DVD: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

by Joe Biel, Nickey Robo and Rev Phil Sano

Four years in the making, the third version of this mildly exciting talkie/video features newer, cleaner, re-mastered ...

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Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

by Joe Biel

Is it 1984 or am I going crazy from being watched by the government? Oh George, if only we had heeded your warning ...

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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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