James Norbury is a 44-year-old self-taught artist and writer living in the UK. His self-published book, Big Panda and Little Dragon, is filled with life-affirming proverbs that have given hope to millions. Norbury, who was living below the poverty line, volunteered with the Samaritans for nearly two years, talking with callers about many things, including depression and suicide. "That's one of the reasons I started doing the drawings. That's perhaps why my pictures connect with people. I understand sadness." Through a twist of fate, his book is now set to be published by Penguin UK. Norbury plans to start an animal sanctuary with the new earnings.