Work can be a cruel mistress. D.A. Eric Stratford is on the verge of closing a huge, high-profile murder case and he’s willing to put his own life—and wife—on hold to keep a brutal lady-killer in prison forever. But what if he has the wrong man behind bars?

Dark Mistress” is wonderfully written by Ryan Schrodt, with photo-art by Mark Mullaney. This bloody mystery re-imagines Sonnets 127-154 and the Dark Lady of Shakespeare fame and is the only photo-comic in the Shakespeare Shaken collection.

DARK MISTRESS” is available NOW on the Red Stylo Media Store for 1.99! The file also includes a bonus pin-up from artist R. Robert Pollak.

Ryan L. Schrodt made his professional writing debut in Mark Millar’s CLiNT Magazine in 2011 and recently released a collection of short comics, Matinee Eclectica. His upcoming releases include the all-ages fantasy adventure Oren Takes Flight and the graphic novel STRAY, as well as a bunch of other comics he can’t legally talk about just yet. He also writes and “draws” the weekly webcomic Dear Dinosaur at

Mark Mullaney is an artist from Boston, Massachussetts. See more of his work at

SHAKESPEARE SHAKEN is a folio of thirty original comic stories and vignettes inspired by the plays, poetry and life of William Shakespeare. This is not Aunt Martha’s dusty long box of Shakespeare adaptations…Shakespeare SHAKEN, not stirred!

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