Arthur B. Poinier was an American comic artist and editorial cartoonist, also known as simply Art Poinier. While in college he drew sports cartoons for the Columbus Dispatch, and he received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan in 1932. He worked for the Cleveland Press until 1934 and then moved to Iowa, where he served as staff artist for the Des Moines Register and Tribune from 1934 to 1936. He developed a newspaper strip about the monkey 'Jitter', that appeared in several smaller US newspapers through the A.A. Kelleher syndicate from 1937 to 1943. During World War II, Poinier served with the United States Navy as an air combat intelligence officer.
He was a staff artist of the Detroit Free Press from 1939 to 1951, and subsequently became the editorial cartoonist for the Detroit News. His cartoons were additionally syndicated by the Bell Syndicate and Associated Newspapers. Poinier was a member of the National Cartoonists Society and at one time president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. He retired in 1976 and died in 1998 in Lexington, Kentucky.