Hey guys and welcome to another Polymer Clay Tutorial! Today we say: Thank you, Mr. Lee! Dear Mr. Lee, My name is Simon. I’m running this clay channel on YouTube called Clay Claim. After you passed away last week I got so many messages from the community from all of us. They asked to do a tribute to you to honor your life, to honor your achievements and of course to honor your creativity. You have influenced me so much. It’s an honor to give you a video on my channel. Just for one day I would love to give you my tools and you would create with clay. Not for a comparison, but for the joy of creating. To see what you would unfold with clay and would bring to life. I have always been so happy with creativity as a process. I know, you must have been happy too, in your life. Drawing worlds that shuttered people’s minds! Amazing! Today we play Fortnite, Minecraft, GTA, Battlefield, League of Legends, Overwatch. Just to name a few. I’m pretty sure he would have loved these games and all the stories and ideas, which go into them. I think if you would have been younger you would have played them all. There are so many skins, maps and events based on your mind. Originating from your universe. Keep in mind, this all happens because of you. Because of your inspiration for generations. And of course every child still knows who Spiderman and Iron Man, Thor and Daredevil, X-men and Hulk are. We watch, play and read your heroes with joy. There are so many of us, who are really sad about your death? I am not. I know that you’re still so much alive as Spiderman and Venom and Thor is. I think your body has left the Earth, but your spirit is still jumping over the roofs of the city making spider strings. Your spirit protects a heart from the pieces of shrapnel next to it keeping him alive, although he probably cheated on Texas with all the weapon money he made. Helping some to gain control over their rage to understand their own emotions. Gave many of them hope while being hunted for their power, Their biggest power? They wanted to help others, despite of their own situation. You blinded one guy to give him senses that are magnified and better than any normal human ones. Making him even stronger to help others. You taught your characters to use tools like powerful hammers to rule the world. Although they were struggling and fighting with siblings like we all do. You gave your heroes real-world problems. I think not to show that there are more normal humans, but to show that we all can be heroes regardless of our problems. This is your face, by the way, I hope you like yourself. I’m not really good at creating faces, but maybe I’m just too hard on myself. And thank you for all of you who wrote that my faces are okay. Your iconic glasses, they were so difficult to create. But I enjoyed it, I tried it for one hour. And it was still a great time. Ready to go into the oven. Freshly baked Stan Lee. Life can be hard. Others bullying you at school, so hard you want to die! Your mother suffering from stage 4 cancer, fighting for lasting and inspiring memories. One of your best friends on Friday evening, she’s ready to go out, getting run over by a drunk driver and passes away. This happened to some of us, we call community and they are so brave, fighting like a real hero. All we can do is open our eyes and face reality. Everyone making fun of you because you’re a weirdo and they think you wouldn’t understand. But you’re just different… not willing to fit in… In all these situations, for all of us. It is good to know that there is a second world we can all disappear in, to recover, to become even stronger and to return and to face life. Realizing there are some of the best stories in human history and they are told in frames, drawn with ink in tiny pictures and speech bubbles saying Kapow! Boom! Whoosh! Chap! Life is amazing. I really think so. If you believe in humanity and creativity and beauty. We all as humans connect over all of these stories you have created. Stan, am I allowed to say Stan? You have inspired me to be creative. You have inspired me to let my inner out really. He taught me reading while books bored me so much. I learned from you to come up with ideas which stick out and what they look like as superpowers, as buildings, as images, not pleasing other people, because you will never know what they are thinking. But to create for yourself, for the joy of creativity and what you like. Creating what pleases you and yourself and creating what interests you the most. You taught me that. I think I can still learn a lot when it comes to the content you put out and you really care about yourself. But we are humans, right? We have to grow and we have to have the opportunity to learn. I remember these Sunday evenings where my brother and I threw white strings through our flat pretending to be Spider-Man. We watched it so much on television secretly when our parents were not at home, because we were not allowed to. I remember sitting on the couch playing Gameboy with all the famous names you have created. And also, finally, me starting to draw comic stories with your characters at first, but then with my very own heroes. Venom with the long tongue was not one of them, but I invented this Bogles with the long tubes on their head ready to go into the oven. Freshly baked Venom, another character from you. I still do this creativity thing now on YouTube as my profession, as my passion, my purpose in life to inspire others. The day I die the heart of the people I leave behind should not be filled with sadness, but with happiness all I left them with. Just like you. You made your heroes even superheroes because they have problems and are struggling, but despite of that take care of others. Now the biggest hero of this universe has left us. This is a video for all the unheard voices, saying thank you for your ideas, which blew our minds so much. I hope you like the video. Thank you, Mr. Lee.