Run Far, Run Fast

Run Far, Run Fast

By Timothy Decker

Front Street, Hardcover, 9781590784693, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

A story of hope during a time of desolation. The Pestilence has arrived. A young girl is hastened out of her dying town and told by her mother, "Run far, run fast." The child travels from village to castle, castle to countryside, in search of shelter. Wherever she turns, the Pestilence has already appeared. Scared and tired, she finally meets a stranger who knows something of this plague. He is kind and learned, but will his knowledge be enough to save her family? Timothy Decker explores the bleak yet breathtaking world of fourteenth-century Europe. Stark pen-and-ink drawings emphasize the realism of this romanticized period, and straightforward prose creates a truly haunting tale.

About the Author
Timothy Decker has played an important role in educational engagement over the past several decades. With extensive experience in game animation, character design and children s television, Tim has been an Animation Supervisor for Disney Interactive, lead animator for Knowledge Adventure, and layout artist/animator for the award-winning television series The Simpsons as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Alvin and Chipmunks, and the Critic. He has also appeared on many episodes of the Imagination Station as a guest artist inspiring children in the art of animation and cartooning. He has extensive experience directing animation in Canada, India, Korea, and the United States. Throughout his career, Tim has won numerous gaming awards from PC Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, Family Magazine and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Tim has been awarded three regional Emmy awards for his participation with Milwaukee Public Television. Tim holds a Bachelor s degree in Character Animation and Film from California Institute of the arts (CalArts) and an Associates degree in Illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Tim is enjoying his second career as a Lecturer at Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Milwaukee Area Technical College. Tim teaches animation, character development, puppetry, claymation, and drawing for animation. His students are major participants in many national and international film festivals. Tim believes that immersive virtual environments are advantageous for communicating complex ideas, and that animation has the ability to support the telling of scientific stories in medical, engineering, and applied sciences.