An excellent example of the combination of the folkloric and the modern can be found in the graphic novel, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. In this graphic novel, Yang tells the story of a Chinese American boy coming of age in America and interweaves this story with the traditional story of the Monkey King. This results in a unique combination of genres and a new work of modern folklore. Below you can see an example panel and a longer exert can be found here.