Douglas Thompson x began his advanced art education while still in high school on a scholarship for the New Talent Program hosted by the Philadelphia College of Arts. After graduating high school, he attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for two and a half years until the death of his father in 1991. On his twenty first birthday, he moved to the Windy City to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. There he received not only his bachelor's degree, but a teaching certificate as well. After graduating, he uprooted again to fulfill his dream of manifest destiny. This time he opted for the ideal climate of Southern California and its left coast culture. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications ranging from the Chicago Reader to High Times, as well as gracing the cover of many rock albums, skateboards, and clothes. Douglas has had over one hundred exhibitions of his artwork in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, and San Diego, where he currently resides.