Jeff Murray (also known as Jeff K1NSS) created the amateur radio webcomic www.dashtoons.com, featuring 'Dash! The Dog-Faced Ham', in late 2005. He has published two 'Dash!' books, 'Lid, Kid, Space Cadet' and 'Sky Buddies'. Murray began his career in the 1980s. One of his earliest comic strips was 'Toady', that appeared on the back pages of Baltimore's City Paper. During the later 20th century, Murray also drew strips and panels for the New York Press and the San Diego Reader, among other alternative weeklies. His characters included the cross-species couple Toady and Mud Puppy, whose relationship he anthologized in a Lulu eBook, 'Love Nest of The Lost'.