When he was 15 his birth parents traced him. They were now married and he was given the choice of living with them or staying with his now-widowed adoptive father. He chose to remain with his father.
He is most famous for his creation of the comic character Ifas y Tryc (Evans the Truck), a henpecked village carrier-hauler.
His life story was the subject of a British television channel S4C documentary.
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