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The author writes:
That is, of course, the in-comic explanation. But in reality, the reason everything in the mirror universe looks so distorted is because of the way I draw it:
I am actually drawing the strip backwards.
That is, earlier panels on the right, later ones on the left. Steve's scar and Rosamund's hook on the wrong sides. All the speech bubbles in mirror writing.
Then, after I scan it into the computer, I flip the strip so it appears normal.
If you recall Albert's first foray into the mirror universe, the results were very much like looking down an infinite hallway of funhouse mirrors, because I'd never tried this before. But I think my backwards drawing style has improved considerably since then, don't you? And the slowly spreading plague through the hallucinogenic mushroom farm that Edna has just discovered makes a good in-comic excuse for the change.