Well, it finally happened. There were hints that The Daily Illini’s staff weren’t competent enough to maintain archives of Dan Acton’s brilliant comic strip Square Lake forever. First Dan’s own site, squarelakecomics.com, forfeited to the whims of the German internet porn industry. And now the day has come when the images are slowly being stripped away from dailyillini.com’s servers.
Fear not. By some stroke of divine fortune, I was inclined no more than two months ago to mirror the whole series on my own hard drive. Rest assured: as long as I am alive, Square Lake will never die. The soon-to-be-even-more-revamped Square Lake Vault is up and running. And just think: we came this close to losing them forever.