Peter S. Beagle is the author of - among others - the incredibly beloved fantasy novel "The Last Unicorn", one of the best novels I've ever had the pleasure to read. It was turned into an animated movie in the 1980s that grossed in America alone over 6 million dollars.
Still Peter is apparently dirt poor and lives in obscurity.
It seems that all his life he was abused by people that were supposed to help him in the financial aspects of his art. The "newest" dirtbag who is making a buck off of Peter's achievements is a fella called Connor Cochran. He has been organizing screening tours of the movie around the world without ever giving Peter any kind of money he deserves.
While Peter has been battling him in court for quite some time, Connor is using the money to pay for his own lawyers. He is using every kind of scheme for misdirection to keep the justice he deserves at bay and to continue milking Peter's art.
He has scammed fans all over the world with merchandise he sells over Conlan Press that will never get to their buyers. Nor will any kind of refund.
Anyone who's thinking of going to one of the The Last Unicorn Tour screenings and is reading this: Don't. You'll be supporting evil.
Anyone who's ever bought something from Conlan Press: Get in contact with Peter S. Beagle's lawyer to help the battle against Connor Cochran. Keep bugging Conlan Press about a refund. Do not let go. After writing a mail every month on average for about a year, becoming "continually angrier", I finally got my money back, for books that I've bought over a year prior.
You can read up on everything over here:
I urge every fan of Peter's work to not just stand by watching. Simply spreading the word will help. Anyone who calls himself an artist should feel compelled to let other people know that another (great) artist is being severely wronged! Make Connor Cochran finally pay for his actions!