Daniel Sinker

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Dan Sinker is the main editor of Punk Planet.

Sinker was born in London around 1975 and moved to Chicago at the age of three. He studied at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and in 1994, at the age of 19, he started Punk Planet. Sinker started Independents' Day Media in 2003 as the parent company of Punk Planet. The first title from Independents' Day Media was a quarterly magazine, Bail, which was designed for older skateboard enthusiasts. Punk Planet Books started shortly afterwards. Punk Planet closed in 2007 after 13 years and 80 issues.

Sinker has won several awards, including a Firecracker Alternative Book Award in 2001 for his book, We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet, the Collected Interviews For his work at Punk Planet, he has been repeatedly recognized by the Utne Alternative Press Award with 14 award nominations and two wins in 2000 for general excellence in "zines" and in 2002 for his cultural/social coverage. Sinker also won Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago" award in 2005 for "Best Zine."

One of Dan's mottos is; "If you are a zine, you have to come out on a regular basis."


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