Rudolph Palais worked in the comics field from the late 1930s to 1969. He and his brother Walter worked for several New York publishers. He then joined the Harry "A" Chesler shop in 1939. He worked briefly for National/DC on 'Doctor Mid-Nite', for Holyoke on 'Catman', for Quality Comics on 'Blackhawk', 'Doll Man' and 'Phantom Lady', and for Charles Biro on the original 'Daredevil'. In the early 1940s he drew the fifth through seventh issue of the 'Rangers of Freedom' comic, about a group of marines.
For twenty years, he was a versatile artist on Gilberton's 'Classics Illustrated' series. Palais contributed among others adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. He also cooperated on several Pre-Trend crime and horror comics over at DC, and he worked on a number of horror comics for Harvey in the 1950s, since his style well suited the macabre stories. In the 1960s, he went to work for Charlton, where he drew for 'The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves' and 'Ghostly Tales', among other titles. Rudy Palais retired from comics in 1969.