Bill’s Spanish Civil War Chronology

Bill’s Spanish Civil War Chronology

March 23, 2015

This chronology is from some letters Bill wrote to Lee Burke and Wally Dent of the Veterans of the International Brigades, MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion of Canada.   The following dates are approx. correct and are from a very incomplete diary I tried to keep while in the Basque country. July 19. 5pm Ar. Portugalete. Outer Harbor … Read More

Tougher than Jack London

Tougher than Jack London

March 23, 2015

The following is a story Bill tells about hopping freight from Halifax to Sioux Lookout on his way to join the Relief Camp Workers in BC. It is an excerpt from an interview Bill Williamson did with the London Imperial War Museum in the early 1990’s. Anyways, the upshot was I was going west to … Read More

Bill Williamson’s Photographs

Bill Williamson’s Photographs

January 21, 2015

I believe many of the following photos were taken by Bill Williamson during his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. They are all housed in the National Archives and Library of Canada in the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion Collection. You can find most of these photos online under the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion Collection Arrangement Structure. I have included the National … Read More

Graphic History Project

Graphic History Project

January 18, 2015

The Graphic History Project is a website and publication of short politically relevant graphic histories by comic artists, historians, writers, artists, activists to help inspire resistance and action. I created a comic based on the story of Bill Williamson. Bill Williamson was born in Winnipeg in 1907 and over the next thirty years participated in some of … Read More

Boat

Boat

December 20, 2014

Screenprinting Resources

November 10, 2014

Screenprinting Supplies 1. Screens Homemade wood frame Wood frame – either make your own, use canvas stretchers or picture frame Mesh Staple gun Pre-bought wood frame with groove Speedball frames (Opus) Blim screens, also Dick Blick To re-screen you will need screen cord, mesh and screen cord tool Metal pre-stretched frames – Willox, Vancouver or G&S … Read More

Silkscreen Workshop Preparation

November 3, 2014

Materials Screens: Sun Studio can order screens through Opus and I have 2 – 3 screens to borrow. You are welcome to bring or make your own screen too. Ink: We will provide black, white fabric and paper ink, and coloured dyes and transparent ink that you can mix for fabric or paper. Squeegees: Sun Studio can … Read More