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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic 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 has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, 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, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. He is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." He lives in Portland, Ore and his work can be found at joebiel.net

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

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 #173: Free Parking

Pin #173: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Grab your U-lock and get out there! 

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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 …

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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 #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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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 divided …

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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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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

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

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

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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The Zine Yearbook #9

The Zine Yearbook #9

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

A representative collection of reprints from zines published in 2007 and also a pulse of what 2007 was like …

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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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Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: The Tour

Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: The Tour

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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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 …

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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 …

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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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