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The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut is a comic story written and drawn by Don Rosa. It features Scrooge McDuck, Matilda McDuck, Hortense McDuck, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Theodore Roosevelt, and, in their debuts, General Esteban, Chief Parita, John Frank Stevens, Amador Guerrero, Philippe Bunau-Varilla, George Shanton and Mrs Roosevelt. Goldie O'Gilt, Christopher Columbus and Sitting Bull are also mentioned.


Scrooge McDuck is pressured by his nephews into recounting the story of the worst deal he ever made in his youth — which takes us back to 1909 Culebra, where Scrooge and his sisters once again butt heads with Theodore Roosevelt as Scrooge's gold-digging interferes with the digging of the Panama Canal…

Behind the scenes

The Sharpie of Culebra Cut serves as ‘Chapter 10B’ of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. Though written in English, it was produced for, and first printed in, the French Picsou Magazin #349. It was printed in English in Uncle Scrooge #332 and in the various collected editions of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, including, naturally, the Don Rosa Library.

The first panel of the story as printed in Uncle Scrooge #332, cutting off the top left of the picture to make way for the logo (compare the first page as depicted above).

The French printing contains several differences from the alter American version. The first splash panel is heavily remounted in the later American version, obscuring a little of the art and cramping up the title, while the French version contains numerous alterations of the shape of dialogue bubbles to better fit the translation throughout the story, which were, of course, corrected in the U.S.A. printing. Finally, the French version altered the dialogue of the last panel, making it appear as though Scrooge had indeed sold the Teddy Bear.

List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World