The artist describes himself as:
Jeff Hong, animation storyboard artist currently living in NYC. Born and raised in Los Angeles. He considers himself a big Disney fan and extremely fortunate to work as an animation artist on the films Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and the Emperor's New Groove.
On the subject of "unhappily ever after" is an interesting article on HuffPo about aging-while-female. The author points out what I have already written about - the experience of passing by a window, seeing a white-haired person and realizing its YOU.