Three years after the fact, Joe busts out a zine tour based zine about Cocoon: The Road Trip from 2004. A collection of hand drawn maps, photos by Dave Roche, and traveling anecdotes from the road, the zine presents a pretty strong case for the idea that zine making and zine tours really are not that hard to put together and can be kind of cool sometimes. Look at all of the great, zany experiences that you, yourself could experience on the road More than that it's a look at friendship and the motivators and hard times that one experiences by pushing yourself into more trying and difficult situations.
Joe Biel is a writer, designer, filmmaker, teacher, activist, and founder of Microcosm Publishing, Cantankerous Titles, 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, and Maximum Rocknroll.