I found out about Gene Yang, who writes Asian American comics! He has a website called Humble Comics . I love his drawings of Monkey King. I used to read Monkey King picture books when I was a kid and my mom has a marker drawing I made of Monkey King hanging in her office.
I was fortunate enough to find a copy of Yang's American Born Chinese comic book at the local library. It's a nice book with a clever twist. I think the target audience was "young adult" (ages 10-14?), so I wouldn't re-read it myself. But American Born Chinese could make a good gift to a young "ABC" .
 Monkey King is a fictional character from the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West.
 ABC = American Born Chinese (popular slang)