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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 Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: 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 series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." His work can be found at joebiel.net

The Zine Yearbook #9

The Zine Yearbook #9

by Joe Biel, Steven Stothard, Sparky Taylor, Dillon V. and Brittney Willis

The annual anthology of zines now includes relevant articles about the year in zines - super fun zine fests, life …

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You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week (In Your Underwear)!!: The Story of Microcosm Publishing

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: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

$100 & a T-Shirt: 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

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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Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

by Joe Biel

Is your neighborhood being over-developed by yuppie shits for massive profit? Maybe this satirical sticker can help …

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

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

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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Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera, Vol 1 DVD

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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Sticker #240: I don't need a war to power my bicycle

Sticker #240: I don't need a war to power my bicycle

by Joe Biel

Fuel isn't a good enough motivation for massacre. 

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Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

by Joe Biel

A real, classic chainring set from approximately the 1950s. Love your bike means something real here!

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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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Sticker #239: Car Free

Sticker #239: Car Free

by Joe Biel

Put a "Free Car" sign on your mechanical monster and grab a bike and this cool sticker! 

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Sticker #236: Burn Carbohydrates, Not Hydrocarbons

Sticker #236: Burn Carbohydrates, Not Hydrocarbons

by Joe Biel

Show your disdain for the Atkins diet! (If you are wondering, we need umbrellas for Portland winters.)

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Sticker #234: Support Your Local Co-ops

Sticker #234: Support Your Local Co-ops

by Joe Biel

They have yummy food and nice people! 

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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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Pin #147: Evolution

Pin #147: Evolution

by Joe Biel

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. Whatever …

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Sticker #101: Gentrification is

Sticker #101: Gentrification is

by Joe Biel

.. the destruction of a community when it is referred to as "development". It is characterized by adding things like …

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Sticker #050: Standardized Healthcare

Sticker #050: Standardized Healthcare

by Joe Biel

Republicans will be quick to tell you that the national debt is a result of welfare mothers leeching off of the system. …

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Sticker #067: Something Smells Like Gentrification

Sticker #067: Something Smells Like Gentrification

by Joe Biel

Gentrification is the process of turning old, decaying neighborhoods (normally housing minorities) into new, exciting …

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Sticker #299: Evolution Gal

Sticker #299: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel

Because all genders evolved to ride bikes.

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Sticker #012: If We Aren't Supposed to Eat Humans

Sticker #012: If We Aren't Supposed to Eat Humans

by Joe Biel

 From the mouths of stickers, come very logical questions.

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Pin #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

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

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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Sticker #043: Fight Patriotism

Sticker #043: Fight Patriotism

by Joe Biel

We've all got battles to fight.

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Pin #018: Question Everything

Pin #018: Question Everything

by Joe Biel

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

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Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

by Joe Biel

Sincerely, Punk Nation. 

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